Definition of Serratia
1. Noun. A genus of motile peritrichous bacteria that contain small Gram-negative rod.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Genus
Group relationships: Enterobacteriaceae, Family Enterobacteriaceae
Member holonyms: Serratia Marcescens
Medical Definition of Serratia
1. A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that occurs in the natural environment (soil, water, and plant surfaces) or as an opportunistic human pathogen. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serratia
Literary usage of Serratia
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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... Serratia spp. serological reagents. (a) Identification. ... Serratia spp. ane occasionally associated with ..."
2. A Comparative and Experimental Study of Bacilli Producing Red Pigment by Mary Hefferan (1904)
"Bizio (23) called the organism Serratia marcescens, the Serratia in compliment to the ... Serratia marcescens. Vesicula tenuis- sima, latice primo roseo, ..."
3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"The isolation and characterization of mono- pyrroles from Serratia marcescens. ... Detection of pigment precursors in white clinical strains of Serratia ..."
4. Tuberculosis Resource Guide by P. Heinsohn (1996)
"Pseudomonas fluorescens, Escherichia coli, and Serratia marcescens were also tested. Evaluation of Data: All data summitted by the manufacturer regarding ..."