Yersinia

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Translingual[edit]

Yersinia pestis, with fluorescent stain
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Particularly: "the mantis Yersinia mexicana"

Etymology[edit]

From French Yersin (a surname) +‎ -ia; after Swiss bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin for the plague bacterium and relatives; after Swiss entomologist Alexander Yersin for the mantis.

Proper noun[edit]

Yersinia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae — certain bacteria hosted especially by rodents, some pathogenic to humans.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Mantidae — the single species Yersinia mexicana.

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