yersinia pestis

IPA: jɝsˈiniʌpɛstɪs

Root Word: Yersinia pestis


  • (Y. pestis) (formerly Pasteurella pestis) a gram-negative, non-motile, coccobacillus bacterium without spores that is related to both Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica.

Examples of "yersinia pestis" in Sentences

  • Plague is a disease that mainly circulates among small animals and their fleas, however the bacteria yersinia pestis can also infect humans and is transmitted through a bite or direct contact of infective materials.

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