Ser·​ra·​tia se-ˈrā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce Serratia (audio)
: 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

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“Serratia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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