Providencia

[ prŏv′ĭ-dĕnsē-ə ]

n.

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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