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listeriosis

[ li-steer-ee-oh-sis ]
/ l瑟藢st瑟蓹r i藞o蕣 s瑟s /
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noun, plural lis路te路ri路o路ses [li-steer-ee-oh-seez]. /l瑟藢st瑟蓹r i藞o蕣 siz/. 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.
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Also lis路te路ri路a路sis [lis-tuh-ree-uh-sis]. /藢l瑟s t蓹藞ri 蓹 s瑟s/.
Also called circling disease.

Origin of listeriosis

First recorded in 1940鈥45; listeri(a) + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for listeriosis

listeriosis
/ (l瑟藢st瑟蓹r瑟藞蓹蕣s瑟s) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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