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Lister,Joseph (Lord Lister), English surgeon, 1827-1912.
Listeria - a genus of aerobic to microaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria.
Lister dressing - the first type of antiseptic dressing, one of gauze impregnated with carbolic acid.
Lister method - antiseptic surgery as first advocated by Lister in 1867. Synonym(s): listerism
Lister tubercle - a small prominence on the dorsal aspect of the distal end of the radius that serves as a trochlea or pulley for the tendon. Synonym(s): dorsal tubercle of radius
Listerella - in bacteriology, a rejected generic name sometimes cited as a synonym of Listeria; the type species is Listerella hepatolytica.
Listerine - antiseptic mouthwash.
listerism - Synonym(s): Lister method
scissors designed for the crossways cutting of bandages that are in place on the patient. The blades take a 45° angle at the pivot so that they can be inserted under the bandage and leave the knuckles of the cutting hand clear of the patient. The lower blade has a rounded, blunt end to facilitate entry under the bandage without catching the blade.