Listeria meaning

lĭ-stîr'ē-ə
Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.
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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.
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Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.
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Any rod-shaped, gram-positive bacterium, of the genus Listeria, especially those responsible for listeriosis.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Listeriaceae "” the listeria bacteria.
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Origin of listeria

  • New Latin Listeria genus name after Joseph Lister
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition