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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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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.
So answers to these questions could be game-changers for figuring out how different bacteria, including pathogenic ones like Vibrio cholerae, survive and thrive in the environment.
Stool cultures isolated Vibrio cholerae O1, subtype Ogawa, which was resistant to tetracyclines, cotrimoxazole and nalidixic acid but sensitive to fluoroquinolones and third generation cephalosporins.
Entrelos principales problemas patologicos que se identificaron en Venezuela en el cultivo de camarones se encontraron involucrados a los protozoos epibiontes, hongos, rickettsias, Vibrio spp y virus [11].
Sporadic cases to epidemic are seen due to lack of proper sanitation and timely preventive measures, many recent reports of cholera outbreak in various parts of Indian Sub-Continents have been due to Eltor vibrio cholera.
However, intensification of production led to environmental degradation and outbreak of diseases, such as widespread infection due to a luminescent bacterium, Vibrio harveyi, which caused a decline in shrimp production (Corre et al.
Vibrio illnesses, mainly Vibrio parahaemolyticus coming from raw mollusk shellfish, have increased 75% as compared to 2006-2008.
The culprit is the Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacterium, which has occurred in state waters since the 1960s.
The interest in Vibrio species worldwide stems from the history and epidemiology of cholera, a severe diarrhoeal disease thought to have originated from the Far East (Asia) thousands of years ago.
In this study, we focus on the effects of biocides such as heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides on bioluminescent bacterium, vibrio fischeri strain DSM 7744 which is used as stable bioindicators.
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.