listeria[lis tir′ē ə]
any of a genus (Listeria, esp. L. monocytogenes) of small, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria that cause listeriosis, sometimes found in dairy products and raw meat
Origin of listeriaafter Joseph Lister
Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.
Origin of listeriaNew Latin Listeria, genus name, after Joseph Lister.