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legionnaires' disease

noun, Pathology.
a type of acute pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila bacterium and characterized by fever, chest pain, cough, and muscle aches.
Origin of legionnaires' disease
so called from its first reported occurrence, at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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legionnaires' disease in Medicine

Legionnaires' disease Le·gion·naires' disease (lē'jə-nârz')
An acute, sometimes fatal respiratory disease caused by Legionella pneumophila and characterized by severe pneumonia, headache, and a dry cough. Also called legionellosis.

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