Legionnaire's disease
noun see Legionnaires' disease

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • legionnaire's disease — noun see legionnaires disease * * * legionnaire s disease or legionnaires disease noun A severe, sometimes fatal, pneumonia like disease caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophilia (so named after an outbreak of the disease at an American… …   Useful english dictionary

  • legionnaire's disease — Disease named after an outbreak of the illness at an American Legion convention in July, 1 976. The specific cause of the disease is uncertain …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • legionnaire's disease — /lidʒəˈnɛəz dəziz/ (say leejuh nairz duhzeez) noun a disease caused by an aerobic bacterium, Legionella pneumophila, which, in its severe form, causes a high fever and pneumonia; sometimes circulated in air conditioning systems. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • legionnaire's disease — legion naire s dis.ease n [U] a serious disease that affects your lungs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • legionnaire's disease — legion naire s dis,ease noun uncount a serious disease of the lungs that leads to severe PNEUMONIA and is usually spread through AIR CONDITIONING systems …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • legionnaire's disease — noun (U) a serious lung disease …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • legionnaire's disease — UK / US noun [uncountable] a serious disease of the lungs that leads to severe pneumonia and is usually spread through air conditioning systems …   English dictionary

  • Legionnaire&’s disease — See Legionella …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • disease — n. 1) to come down with, contract a disease 2) to carry; spread (a) disease 3) to cure; prevent (a) disease 4) to eradicate, stamp out, wipe out (a) disease; to bring a disease under control 5) an acute; common; deadly; degenerative; fatal,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disease — diseasedly, adv. diseasedness, n. /di zeez /, n., v., diseased, diseasing. n. 1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection,… …   Universalium

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