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Erwinia

[ur-win-ee-uh]
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noun Bacteriology.
  1. a genus of rod-shaped bacteria that are pathogenic for plants.
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Origin of Erwinia

< New Latin; named after Erwin F. Smith (1854–1927), American pathologist; see -ia
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