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Meaning of listeria

lis•te•ri•a

Pronunciation: (li-stēr'ē-u), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
  1. any of several rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Listeria, pathogenic for humans and animals.
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