Pronunciation: (li-stēr"ē-ō'sis), [key]
—pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key] Vet. Pathol.
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. Also,lis•te•ri•a•sisPronunciation: (lis"tu-rē'u-sis). [key]Also called circling disease.
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