legionella

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See also: Legionella

English[edit]

Several legionellae
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Etymology[edit]

legion +‎ -ella, from Latin legio. Constructed from "American Legion", after an outbreak of a then-unknown "mystery disease" (Legionnaires' disease) at a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia in 1976.

Noun[edit]

legionella (plural legionellae)

  1. bacteria of the genus Legionella.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

legionella f (plural legionelle)

  1. bacteria of the genus Legionella

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