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[li-steer-ee-oh-sis] /lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, plural listerioses
[li-steer-ee-oh-seez] /lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA). Veterinary Pathology.
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.
a serious form of food poisoning, caused by bacteria of the genus Listeria. Its symptoms can include meningitis and in pregnant women it may cause damage to the fetus

listeriosis lis·te·ri·o·sis (lĭ-stǐr’ē-ō’sĭs)
A bacterial disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, affecting wild and domestic animals and occasionally humans and characterized by fever, meningitis, and encephalitis.


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