Meaning of Serratia*

Ser•ra•tia

Pronunciation: (su-rā'shu, -shē-u, -rä'tē-u), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
  1. a genus of rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria that are saprophytic on decaying plant or animal materials.
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