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Legionella

[lee-juh-nel-uh] /ˌli dʒəˈnɛl ə/
noun
1.
a genus of rod- or coccus-shaped aerobic Gram-negative bacteria, certain species of which, as L. pneumophila, produce legionnaires' disease.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1979), after legionnaires' disease; see -ella
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British Dictionary definitions for Legionella

legionella

/ˌliːdʒəˈnɛlə/
noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː)
1.
any Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Legionella, including L. pneumophila, which causes legionnaire's disease
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, diminutive of legion, as in legionnaire's disease
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Legionella in Medicine

Legionella Le·gion·el·la (lē'jə-něl'ə)
n.
A genus of gram-negative bacilli that includes the species that causes Legionnaires' disease.

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