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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.


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


(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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Among the parasites and pathogens that have the strongest impact on the oyster industry and wild oyster populations are a bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus, and a protozoan, Perkinsus marinus.
coli 0157:H7, poultry carry Salmonella and Campylobacter, and the consumption of raw shellfish has caused infection with Vibrio vulnificus," says David Swerdlow of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Vibrio vulnificus is a highly invasive human pathogen and presents a food safety issue worldwide.
ABSTRACT Vibrio vulnificus is an important human pathogen, which occurs naturally in estuarine waters and in large numbers in oysters.
com/woman-dies-flesh-eating-bacterial-infection-after-eating-raw-oysters-2637639) flesh-eating bacteria known as Vibrio vulnificus have seen an uptick over the past 10 years, as the disease has infected hundreds of people since then.
Survey on antimicrobial resistance patterns in Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio cholerae non-O1/ non-O139 in Germany reveals carbapenemase-producing Vibrio cholerae in coastal waters.
Clinical manifestations and molecular epidemiology of Vibrio vulnificus infections in Denmark.
Doctors say he tested positive for the flesh-eating bacterium Vibrio vulnificus.
Effects of physicochemical factors and bacterial colony morphotype on association of Vibrio vulnificus with hemocytes of Crassostrea virginica.
Considering that heart disease and cancer kill hundreds of thousands every year, Vibrio vulnificus infections are a much less critical concern.
Here, we probe its potential as source of antibacterial compounds against two bacteria of medical importance: Vibrio vulnificus and Staphylococcus aureus.
Second place was awarded to Felicia Thomas, also a student at Florida A&M University College of Law, who wrote "Of Life and Limb: The Failure of Florida's Water Quality Criteria to Test for Vibrio Vulnificus in Coastal Waters and the Need for Enhanced Criteria, Regulation, and Notification to Protect Public Health.