: a genus of motile bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae) that comprises numerous pathogens of plants including forms that cause dry necrosis, galls, wilts, and soft rots

Word History


New Latin, from Erwin F. Smith †1927 American bacteriologist + New Latin -ia

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“Erwinia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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