Legionnaires' bacillus


Le·​gion·​naires' bacillus ˌlē-jə-ˈna(ə)rz-, -ˈne(ə)rz- How to pronounce Legionnaires' bacillus (audio)
: a bacterium of the genus Legionella (L. pneumophila) that causes Legionnaires' disease

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“Legionnaires' bacillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Legionnaires%27%20bacillus. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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