Definition of Legionella

1. Noun. The motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease.

Exact synonyms: Legionella Pneumophilia
Generic synonyms: Bacteria, Bacterium



Definition of Legionella

1. Noun. bacteria of the genus ''Legionella'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Legionella

1. Genus of gram-negative asporogenous bacteria. most species are pathogenic in humans, causing pneumonia like disease, for example Legionnaire's disease, named after an outbreak in Philadelphia amongst members of an American Legion reunion. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legionella

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Literary usage of Legionella

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1. Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks by National Academies Press, National Research Council (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2006)
"Epidemiological studies have linked water contaminated with both legionella and protozoa to outbreaks of legionellosis (Fields et al. ..."

2. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"77) reported: Of the legionella types found, L pneumophila was the most prevalent. ... Extensive analysis of the incidence of legionella were performed by ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The presence of a biphasic, rapid transfer curve indicates severe extensive alveolar damage and is seen in PCP or legionella pneumonia. ..."

4. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"Agent: legionella pneumophila; other legionella-like agents • A single documented nonfatal laboratory-associated case of legionellosis due to ..."

5. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"112 legionella pneumophila; other legionella-like agents 113 Risk assessment. ............ . 106 Mycobacterium leprae 113 Reprinted from JH Richardson and ..."

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