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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listeriosis

disease caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium has been isolated from humans and from more than 50 species of wild and domestic animals, including mammals, birds, fish, crustaceans, and ticks. It has also been isolated from environmental sources such as animal silage, soil, plants, sewage, and stream water.

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