yersinia

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English[edit]

Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of the plague and one of the principal clinically relevant species of yersinia.
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Etymology[edit]

After Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist, + -ia.

Noun[edit]

yersinia (plural yersinias or yersiniae)

  1. A Gram-negative bacterium, of the genus Yersinia, that is an etiological agent of several diseases in animals and humans, notably Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague.

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