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Listeria

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

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]

Listeria

/Lis·te·ria/ (lis-tēr´e-ah) a genus of gram-negative bacteria (family Corynebacterium); L. monocyto´genes causes listeriosis.

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.

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.

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

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.

Listeria

a genus of gram-positive bacteria in the form of small rods which frequently resemble diphtheroids. The most important species, L. monocytogenes, is found chiefly in ruminants and can be divided into 16 serovars on the basis of somatic and flagellar antigens and there is considerable genetic diversity between serovars. Serovars 4b, 1/2a and 1/2b and 3 are most commonly isolated from diseased animals but there are geographical differences. It causes a multi-syndrome disease referred to as listeriosis. L. ivanovii causes abortion in cattle and sheep.
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Listeria infection can be no worse than a bout of flu and an upset stomach.
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In pregnancy, Listeria infections can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, and neonatal transmission.
from the outbreak strain, and part of the "background" of sporadic Listeria infections.
People with weakened immune systems, which includes people with AIDS, cancer, diabetes or kidney disease; those who take glucocorticosteroid medications; and the elderly also are susceptible to severe Listeria infections.