Legionella
Genus of Gram negative asporogenous bacteria. Most species are pathogenic in humans, causing pneumonia-like disease, eg. Legionnaires\' disease, named after an outbreak in Philadelphia amongst members of an American Legion reunion.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Legionella — (pronunc. [legionéla]) f. Biol. Bacteria que produce enfermedades respiratorias graves. ⊚ Med. Enfermedad contagiosa causada por la legionella. * * * Legionella adelaidensis Legionella anisa Legionella beliardensis Legionella birminghamensis… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Legionella — Légionelles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • legionella — ● legionella nom féminin invariable ou légionelle nom féminin Genre bactérien comprenant en particulier Legionella pneumophila, agent de la légionellose …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • legionella — (pronunciamos legionela ) sustantivo femenino 1. (no contable) Área: medicina Enfermedad contagiosa producida por una bacteria que provoca congestión, fiebre y neumonía. 2. Área: biología Bacteria que produce esta enfermedad …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Legionella — Taxobox color = lightgrey name = Legionella image width = 240px image caption = Legionella sp. under UV illumination. domain = Bacteria phylum = Proteobacteria classis = Gamma Proteobacteria ordo = Legionellales familia = Legionellaceae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Legionella —   Legionella …   Wikipedia Español

  • Legionella — Légionelles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Legionella — Legionellaceae Legionella pneumophila Systematik Domäne: Bakterien (Bacteria) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Legionella — The bacterium that causes Legionnaires disease. This disease is due specifically to the bacterium Legionella pneumophila found in plumbing, shower heads and water storage tanks. Outbreaks of Legionella pneumonia have been attributed to… …   Medical dictionary

  • legionella — le|gi|o|nel|la sb., en (legionærsyge), i sms. legionella , fx legionellabakterie; blive smittet med legionella …   Dansk ordbog

  • legionella — le·gio·nèl·la s.f. CO TS med. nome comunemente dato al batterio che provoca il morbo del legionario {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1980. ETIMO: der. del lat. scient. Legionella pneumophila, nome di un batterio …   Dizionario italiano

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