Yersinia meaning

yər-sĭn'ē-ə
A gram-negative bacillus of the genus Yersinia that causes various diseases in animals and humans, including plague.
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A gram-negative bacterium of the genus Yersinia that causes various diseases in animals and humans, including plague.
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A Gram-negative bacterium, of the genus Yersinia, that is an etiological agent of several diseases in animals and humans, notably Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae "” certain bacteria hosted especially by rodents, some pathogenic to humans.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Mantidae "” the single species Yersinia mexicana.
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Origin of yersinia

  • From New Latin Yersinia genus name after Alexandre Émile Jean Yersin (1863–1943), Swiss-born French bacteriologist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French Yersin (“a surname") +"Ž -ia; after Swiss bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin for the plague bacteria; after Alexander Yersin (entomologist) for the mantis.
    From Wiktionary
  • After Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist, + -ia.
    From Wiktionary