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Meaning of listeriosis

lis•te•ri•o•sis

Pronunciation: (li-stēr"ē-ō'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. 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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