- A genus in the Enterobacteriaceae group that includes the species C. davisae, (the type strain), c. lapagei, and C. neteri; they have been recovered from the human respiratory tract, but their role in disease has not yet been delineated.
* * *Ce·de·cea (se-deґse-ə) [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), q.v.] a genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, isolated primarily from clinical specimens of the human respiratory tract, and a possible opportunistic pathogen. The type species is C. daґvisae.
Medical dictionary. 2011.