listeriasis

listeriosis

[li-steer-ee-oh-sis]
noun, plural listerioses [li-steer-ee-oh-seez] . 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] .
Also called circling disease.


Origin:
1940–45; listeri(a) + -osis

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listeriosis (lɪˌstɪərɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
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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listeriosis lis·te·ri·o·sis (lĭ-stǐr'ē-ō'sĭs)
n.
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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