listeria

Definitions of listeria
  1. noun
    any species of the genus Listeria
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    types:
    L. monocytogenes, Listeria monocytogenes
    the type species of the genus Listeria; can cause meningitis, encephalitis, septicemia, endocarditis, abortion, abscesses, listeriosis
    type of:
    eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
    a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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