Automatically italicize specific words


Is there a way to automatically italicize a list of specific, pre-defined words?

In the medical field we very often italicize organism names, such as Staphylococcus aureus, or Klebsiella oxytoca. Anki is incredibly useful for medical learners, but quality control can be somewhat difficult (repeatedly going back and italicizing organisms you wrote, or that a colleague wrote in the cards they made).

Perhaps a solution would be a base function or add-on where users can list out any key words or phrases they want to always appear italicized, and that way it takes care of all old and new cards.

Unfortunately I don’t have the programming skills required to go it alone, but wanted to check and see if an add-on like this already existed (I couldn’t find any when I was looking earlier), or if anyone was interested in pursuing it together (I could compile the list of organisms).

Thank you for your consideration.