Definition of Serratia marcescens

1. Noun. The type species of the genus Serratia; a species found in water and soil and milk and foods and insects; can cause infections of the endocardium and blood and wounds and urinary tract and respiratory tract; has been tested as a bioweapon.

Generic synonyms: Bacteria Species
Group relationships: Genus Serratia, Serratia



Medical Definition of Serratia marcescens

1. A gram-negative bacterium that is very common in soil and water, most strains produce a characteristic pigment, prodigiosin. Opportunistic human pathogens, infecting mainly hospital patients. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serratia Marcescens

Sermon on the Mount
Serowe
Serpasil
Serpens
Serpens Caput
Serpens Cauda
Serpentarius
Serpentes
Serpentine
Serra
Serranidae
Serranus
Serranus subligarius
Serrasalmus
Serrate
Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens nuclease
Serratula
Serratula tinctoria
Serres
Serres' angle
Serres' glands
Sertoli
Sertoli's cell
Sertoli's columns
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Literary usage of Serratia marcescens

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1. 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, ..."

2. 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 ..."

3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"serratia marcescens: biochemical, serological and epidemiological characteristics and antibiotic susceptibilities of strains isolated at Boston City ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The reaction has been shown to occur following the administration of endotoxins from Escherichia colt (Apitz, 1934), meningococci and serratia marcescens ..."

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