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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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While the Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus can be found in brackish, warm waters, Vibrio parahaemolyticus live in saltier waters.
(adapted to seawater), and Oreochromis niloticus (freshwater), against pathogenic bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus E9-2, and Vibrio harveyi CAIM 1792 that affect the white shrimp Penaeus vannamei.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vibrio parahaemolyticus can achieve optimal growth at temperatures between 35[degrees]C and 37[degrees]C and at a salinity of 22 PSU (FDA 2005).
A collagenase- targeted multiplex PCR assay for identification of Vibrio alginolyticus, Vibrio cholerae, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. J.
Adherence assays and slime production of Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, v.40, p.394-398, 2009.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a human enteropathogenic, sucrose non-fermenting, facultative, and halophilic bacterium that is widely distributed in both marine and estuarine habitats and is present in seafood harvested from aquatic environments worldwide (1, 2).
The most common species that cause illness in Virginia are "vibrio parahaemolyticus" and "vibrio vulnificus," according to health officials.
"Most people infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus develop diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, and stomach pain," according to the FDA.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gramnegative halophilic marine and estuarine bacterium, which is an important pathogen causing seafood-borne gastroenteritis and occasional outbreaks (1).