legionella

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legionella

(ˌliːdʒəˈnɛlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
(Microbiology) any Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Legionella, including L. pneumophila, which causes legionnaire's disease
[C20: New Latin, diminutive of legion, as in legionnaire's disease]
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Noun1.legionella - the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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