Erwinia

noun Er·win·ia \ˌərˈwinēə\

Definition of Erwinia

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

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Origin and Etymology of erwinia

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


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