yersinia

noun
yer·​sin·​ia | \ yər-ˈsin-ē-ə How to pronounce yersinia (audio) \

Medical Definition of yersinia

1 capitalized : a genus of gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that includes several important pathogens (as the plague bacterium, Y. pestis) affecting animals and humans and formerly included in the genus Pasteurella — see plague sense 2
2 : any bacterium of the genus Yersinia

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“Yersinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/yersinia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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