legionnaire's disease

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

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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,… …  

  • Legionnaire's disease — noun see Legionnaires disease …   New Collegiate 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 — 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

  • legionnaire — 1818, from Fr. légionnaire, from légion (see LEGION (Cf. legion)). Legionnaires Disease, caused by Legionella pneumophilia, was named after the lethal outbreak of July 1976 at the American Legion convention in Philadelphia s Bellevue Stratford… …   Etymology dictionary

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