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  1. A genus of motile, peritrichous, nonsporeforming, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-negative rods; it includes the species that can occur in urinary tract infections.
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Historical Examples of providencia

  • About the same time, twelve thousand acres of the Lankershim rancho, adjoining the Providencia, were disposed of.

    Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913

    Harris Newmark