listeria

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a bacterium found in human and animal faeces, one species of which can cause meningitis if ingested in contaminated food.

Medical

  • noun
    (written as Listeria)
    a genus of bacteria found in domestic animals and in unpasteurised milk products which can cause uterine infection or meningitis

Travel

  • noun
    (written as Listeria)
    bacteria found in some prepared foods and in domestic animals, which can cause infections such as meningitis
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