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Listeria

 [lis-tēr´e-ah]
a genus of gram-positive bacteria (family Corynebacterium). L. monocyto´genes causes listeriosis.
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Listeria

(lis-tēr'ē-ă),
A genus of aerobic to microaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria containing small, coccoid, gram-positive rods; these organisms tend to produce chains of 3-5 cells and, in the rough state, elongated and filamentous forms. Cells 18-24 hours old may show a palisade arrangement with a few V or Y forms; the bacteria produce acid but no gas from glucose and are found in the feces of humans and other animals, on vegetation, and in silage and are parasitic on poikilothermic and warm-blooded animals, including humans. The type species is Listeria monocytogenes.
[Joseph Lister]
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listeria

(lĭ-stîr′ē-ə)
n.
Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.
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Lis·ter·i·a

(lis-tēr'ē-ă)
A genus of aerobic to microaerophilic motile bacteria (family Corynebacteriaceae) containing small, coccoid, gram-positive rods; found in the feces of humans and other animals, on vegetation, and in silage, and parasitic on poikilothermic and warm-blooded animals, including humans. The type species is L. monocytogenes.
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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 forceps
Lister knife
Lister method - antiseptic surgery as first advocated by Lister in 1867. Synonym(s): listerism
Lister scissors
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
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Lis·ter·i·a

(lis-tēr'ē-ă)
Genus of aerobic tomicroaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria containing small, coccoid, gram-positive rods; found in the feces of humans and other animals, on vegetation, and in silage. The type species is L. monocytogenes.
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"Public Health England continues to test all samples of listeria on an ongoing basis to check if they are linked to this outbreak.
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Two Britons have died of listeriosis, a rare infection from the listeria bacteria that primarily develops in dairy products and chilled ready-to-eat food (AFP Photo/ERIC PIERMONT / MANILA BULLETIN)
Listeria infection is rare and usually mild in healthy people.
Cases of foodborne illness from listeria are rare, but can involve serious symptoms and even death in certain groups of people.
Listeria infection, also known as listeriosis, is usually caused by eating food containing Listeria bacteria.
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