- a genus of rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria that are saprophytic on decaying plant or animal materials.
Origin of Serratia
Examples from the Web for serratia
Historical Examples of serratia
The insects died after this color appeared and practically pure cultures of Serratia were recovered from the reddened areas.
Neostylopyga rhombifolia Bacterium: Serratia marcescens, p. 117.
Pycnoscelus surinamensis Bacterium: Serratia marcescens, p. 117.