Medical Definition of Serratia
: a genus of aerobic saprophytic flagellated rod-shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that occur as rods, commonly produce a bright red pigment, and include one (S. marcescens) associated with some human opportunistic infections
Biographical Note for serratia
Serrati \se-ˈrä-tē\play ,
Serafino, Italian boatman. The genus Serratia was so named in 1823 by Bartolomeo Bizio, a bacteriologist at the University of Padua, Italy, in honor of Serrati, who was engaged in operating a steamboat on the Arno River.
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