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Serratia

[ suh-rey-shuh, -shee-uh, -rah-tee-uh ]
/ səˈreɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -ˈrɑ ti ə /
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noun Bacteriology.
a genus of rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria that are saprophytic on decaying plant or animal materials.
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Origin of Serratia

<New Latin, named after Serafino Serrati, 19th-century Italian industrialist; see -a2
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