listeria

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See also: Listeria and listéria

English[edit]

A listeria monocytogenes bacterium, magnified 41,250 times

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From the genus name Listeria.

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listeria (plural listeria)

  1. Any rod-shaped, gram-positive bacterium, of the genus Listeria, especially those responsible for the bacterial infection listeriosis.
    Synonym: listerella
    • 2018 January 15, Kaarin Goodburn, “How chilled is your fridge?”, in Food Standards Agency[1]:
      One of the main reasons fridge temperatures are recommend to be set at 5ºC is because of listeria. Listeria is a food poisoning bacterium that is psychrotrophic – in other words it likes cold temperatures. From the growth models, we know that listeria grows nearly twice as fast at 8°C as it does at 5°C, hence the recommended 5ºC, which helps keep us safe from listeria.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From translingual Listeria.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlisteriɑ/, [ˈlis̠t̪e̞ˌriɑ]
  • Rhymes: -iɑ
  • Syllabification(key): lis‧te‧ri‧a

Noun[edit]

listeria

  1. listeria

Declension[edit]

Inflection of listeria (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative listeria listeriat
genitive listerian listerioiden
listerioitten
partitive listeriaa listerioita
illative listeriaan listerioihin
singular plural
nominative listeria listeriat
accusative nom. listeria listeriat
gen. listerian
genitive listerian listerioiden
listerioitten
listeriainrare
partitive listeriaa listerioita
inessive listeriassa listerioissa
elative listeriasta listerioista
illative listeriaan listerioihin
adessive listerialla listerioilla
ablative listerialta listerioilta
allative listerialle listerioille
essive listeriana listerioina
translative listeriaksi listerioiksi
instructive listerioin
abessive listeriatta listerioitta
comitative listerioineen
Possessive forms of listeria (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person listeriani listeriamme
2nd person listeriasi listerianne
3rd person listeriansa