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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Son los casos de cataplejia 'cataplexia', cinesiologia 'quinesiologia', estent 'stent', legionela 'legionella', pulsimetro 'pulsometro', sexomnia 'sexomnio'.
Tampoco consiguen el mismo tratamiento en todos los diarios noticias de cierto relieve como el atropello de una mujer embarazada que esperaba el autobus en una parada del municipio de Collado Villalba, ni la segunda muerte como consecuencia de un brote de legionela.