[ prŏv′ĭ-dĕn′sē-ə ]
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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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