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vib·ri·o

 (vĭb′rē-ō′)
n. pl. vib·ri·os
Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera.

[New Latin Vibriō, genus name, from Latin vibrāre, to vibrate (from their vibratory motion); see vibrate.]

vib′ri·oid′ (-oid′) adj.

vibrio

(ˈvɪbrɪˌəʊ)
n, pl -os
(Microbiology) any curved or spiral rodlike Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Vibrio, including V. cholerae, which causes cholera: family Spirillaceae
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin vibrāre to vibrate]
ˈvibriˌoid adj

vib•ri•o

(ˈvɪb riˌoʊ)

n., pl. -ri•os.
any of several comma- or S-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, certain species of which are pathogenic.
[< New Latin (1854)]
vib′ri•oid`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vibrio - curved rodlike motile bacteriumvibrio - curved rodlike motile bacterium  
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Vibrio - a genus of bacteria
comma bacillus, Vibrio comma - comma-shaped bacteria that cause Asiatic cholera
Vibrio fetus - bacteria that cause abortion in sheep
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Vibrio mimicus was incidentally identified as a new species in 1981 during a study originally designed to further define the biochemical characteristics of Vibrio cholera.
Aunque los niveles de frecuencia de aislamiento en las especies Vibrio mimicus, V.
On June 24, 2010, the Spokane (Washington) Regional Health District (SRHD) was notified of two hospitalized patients under intensive care with severe dehydration whose stool specimens yielded Vibrio mimicus.
Variation in epitopes of the B subunit of Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and Vibrio mimicus cholera toxins.
Detection of genes encoding cholera toxin (CT), zonula occludens toxin (ZOT), accessory cholera enterotoxin (ACE) and heat-stable enterotoxin (ST) in Vibrio mimicus clinical strains.