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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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Although disease from Vibrio vulnificus is more commonly associated with shellfish ingestion by individuals with hepatic compromise (76,77), Tison and Kelly (103) reported the case of a previously healthy woman who developed V.
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Although infection with the oysterborne Norwalk-like virus caused no fatalities in this outbreak, raw oyster consumption has been linked in Florida to 30 fatal cases of infection with Vibrio vulnificus during 1981-1992 among persons with preexisting liver disease (6).
(4), potentially pathogenic clinical-type Vibrio vulnificus isolates (online Technical Appendix Figure 2) (5), non-serotype O1 or O139 cholera toxin-negative V.
Every year, more than 50 people become ill--and at least ten die--after eating uncooked Gulf Coast oysters that are contaminated with Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
Vibrio vulnificus is a gram-negative bacterium that can cause serious illness and death in persons with preexisting liver disease or compromised immune systems.
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All model parameter estimates are significantly different from zero at the 95% confidence level except for New England landings, which is not significant and the Vibrio vulnificus dummy variable, which is significant at the 90% level.
is Vibrio vulnificus, which kills about 10 to 15 people each year.