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lister US English

A plow with a double moldboard

Lister, Joseph US English

1st Baron (1827–1912), English surgeon, inventor of antiseptic techniques in surgery. He realized the significance of Louis Pasteur’s germ theory in connection with sepsis, and in 1865 he used carbolic acid dressings on patients who had undergone surgery

Lister in listeria US English

A type of bacterium that infects humans and other warm-blooded animals through contaminated food