Pronunciation: (li-stēr"ē-ō'sis),[key] —n., —pl.-sesPronunciation: (-sēz).[key]Vet. Pathol. a disease of wild and domestic mammals, birds, and occasionally of humans, caused by a bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, and characterized by lack of control of movement, paralysis, fever, and monocytosis. Also,lis•te•ri•a•sisPronunciation: (lis"tu-rē'u-sis).[key]Also called circling disease.