Meaning of Legionella*

Le•gion•el•la

Pronunciation: (lē"ju-nel'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a genus of rod- or coccus-shaped aerobic Gram-negative bacteria, certain species of which, as L. pneumophila, produce legionnaires' disease.
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