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 (măr′ə-kī′bō, mä′rä-kī′vō)
A city of northwest Venezuela south of the Gulf of Venezuela at the outlet of Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake of South America. Founded in 1571, the city is a major port on a dredged channel allowing access for oceangoing vessels.


(ˌmærəˈkaɪbəʊ; Spanish maraˈkaiβo)
1. (Placename) a port in NW Venezuela, on the channel from Lake Maracaibo to the Gulf of Venezuela: the second largest city in the country; University of Zulia (1891); major oil centre. Pop: 2 182 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) Lake Maracaibo a lake in NW Venezuela, linked with the Gulf of Venezuela by a dredged channel: centre of the Venezuelan and South American oil industry. Area: about 13 000 sq km (500 sq miles)


(ˌmær əˈkaɪ boʊ)

1. a seaport in NW Venezuela. 1,249,670.
2. Lake, a lake in NW Venezuela, an extension of the Gulf of Venezuela: the largest lake in South America. 6300 sq. mi. (16,320 sq. km).
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Noun1.Maracaibo - a port city in northwestern VenezuelaMaracaibo - a port city in northwestern Venezuela; a major oil center
Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela - a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
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The working class organized in the West promotes a Socialist Graft for the recovery, with its own effort, of 10 diving boats to optimize lake operations in Lake Maracaibo, Zulia state.
Rincon is a graduate if the Universidad del Zulia Medical School in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 2008 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ in 2015.
Pedro Iturbe" de Maracaibo, desde Enero de 2003 hasta Diciembre de 2013 con el proposito de realizar la Correlacion clinico--patologica del Sindrome de Waterhouse--Friderichsen, en casos de necropsias clinicas.
Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said it had taken operational control of six barges in Lake Maracaibo after a contract expired with Houston-based oilfield services company Schlumberger and added it would guarantee employment for the 358 workers involved.
Oilfield union officials in the Lake Maracaibo region leaked news to Platts that all is not well in the drilling sector there, with sources saying major international operator Schlumberger halted the majority of its operations.
[1] Universidad del Zulia, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Maracaibo, Venezuela, [6] Facultad de Ciencias, Maestria en Biologia, Mencion Inmunologia, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela [2] Laboratorio M&C, Coloncito, Tachira, Venezuela, [3] Doctorado Microbiologia, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela; [4] Laboratorio LABIPRESAN, Universidad Nacional Experimental Romulo Gallegos, San Juan de los Morros, Guarico, Venezuela; [5] IHO, BSEZ, Sistema Regional de Salud, Maracaibo,
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