1879, American English, formulated by Dr. Joseph Lawrence and Jordan Wheat Lambert as a multi-purpose disinfectant and anti-septic for surgery. In 1895, after it was discovered to kill germs commonly found in the mouth, the Lambert Company started marketing it as an oral antiseptic. Named for Joseph Lord Lister (1827-1912), F.R.S., O.M., English surgeon, who revolutionized modern surgery by applying Pasteur’s discoveries and performing the first ever antiseptic surgery in 1865. Lister objected in vain to the use of his name on the product. Lister (attested from 1286, an Anglian surname) is from Middle English lit(t)e “to dye” (see litmus) + fem. suffix -ster, hence, “a dyer.”
[lis-ter-uh-loh-sis] /ˌlɪs tər əˈloʊ sɪs/ noun, plural listerelloses [lis-ter-uh-loh-seez] /ˌlɪs tər əˈloʊ siz/ (Show IPA). Veterinary Pathology. 1. .
[li-steer-ee-uh] /lɪˈstɪər i ə/ noun, Bacteriology. 1. any of several rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Listeria, pathogenic for humans and animals. /lɪsˈtɪərɪə/ noun 1. any rodlike Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Listeria, esp L. monocytogenes, the cause of listeriosis Listeria Lis·te·ri·a (lĭ-stēr’ē-ə) n. A genus of aerobic parasitic bacteria containing small, coccoid, gram-positive […]
noun 1. a canvas container used especially for supplying troops in the field with pure water.
lithogenic lith·o·gen·ic (lĭth’ə-jěn’ĭk) adj. Promoting the formation of calculi.