from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.
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- n. Any rod-shaped, gram-positive bacterium, of the genus Listeria, especially those responsible for listeriosis
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- n. any species of the genus Listeria
New Latin Listeria, genus name, after Joseph Lister.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)