noun. ['lɪˈstɪriːə'] any species of the genus Listeria.
- true bacteria
- genus Listeria
- L. monocytogenes
Example sentences of the word listeria-monocytogenes
1. Noun Phrase
Listeriosis, a disease caused by the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, usually infects people with weakened or compromised immune systems.
2. Noun Phrase
The strains of bacteria most likely to develop on chicken wings include salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and listeria monocytogenes.