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circling disease

noun, Veterinary Pathology.


[li-steer-ee-oh-sis] /lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural listerioses
[li-steer-ee-oh-seez] /lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Veterinary Pathology.
a disease of wild and domestic mammals, birds, and occasionally of humans, caused by a bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, and characterized by lack of control of movement, paralysis, fever, and monocytosis.
Also, listeriasis
[lis-tuh-ree-uh-sis] /ˌlɪs təˈri ə sɪs/ (Show IPA)
Also called circling disease.
Origin of listeriosis
1940-45; listeri(a) + -osis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for circling-disease


a serious form of food poisoning, caused by bacteria of the genus Listeria. Its symptoms can include meningitis and in pregnant women it may cause damage to the fetus
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circling-disease in Medicine

listeriosis lis·te·ri·o·sis (lĭ-stǐr'ē-ō'sĭs)
A bacterial disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, affecting wild and domestic animals and occasionally humans and characterized by fever, meningitis, and encephalitis.

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