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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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Our Gardener is, in my opinion, about to dip the solar system, and the human bacillus, the little mortal vibrio which twisted and wriggled upon the outer rind of the earth, will in an instant be sterilized out of existence."
* Two Vibrio species cause most of the shellfish-borne bacterial human illness.
DLAP was prepared by pouring ten mL of sterile BioChrome Vibrio medium (BCVM, Chromogenic medium for V.
They particularly were interested in how the bacteria Vibrio responded to the dust that had traveled thousands of miles.
Durante las floraciones de algas tambien es comun encontrar bacterias en el genero Vibrio, reportandose posibles interacciones entre las algas y las bacterias (Seong & Jeong 2011), por ejemplo se mencionana efectos alguicidas de las bacterias sobre dinoflagelados (Li et al.
These infections are caused by Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
A Florida man named Tyler King was infected by Vibrio even without stepping into the water.
Production has been affected by outbreaks of diseases (Lightner, 1999) caused by bacteria (Niman et al, 2013), mainly those belonging to the genus Vibrio (Soto-Rodriguez et al, 2010a).
'One very interesting finding was that Vibrio species-only identified to the genus level-were detected on every participant after swimming in the ocean, and air drying,' said.
Most of the information determining the accumulation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the filter-feeding oysters has been derived from research conducted in southern U.S.