[ lee-juh-nel-uh ]
/ ˌli dʒəˈnɛl ə /
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a genus of rod- or coccus-shaped aerobic Gram-negative bacteria, certain species of which, as L. pneumophila, produce legionnaires' disease.
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Origin of Legionella
<New Latin (1979), after legionnaires' disease; see -ella
Words nearby Legionella
legible, legibly, legion, legionary, legionary ant, Legionella, legionnaire, legionnaires' disease, Legion of Honor, Legion of Honour, Legion of Merit
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British Dictionary definitions for Legionella
/ (ˌliːdʒəˈnɛlə) /
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
any Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Legionella, including L. pneumophila, which causes legionnaire's disease
Word Origin for legionella
C20: New Latin, diminutive of legion, as in legionnaire's disease
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