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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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Vibrio, commonly found in marine and freshwater environments, can cause foodborne illnesses such as cholera.
Vibrio mimicus was incidentally identified as a new species in 1981 during a study originally designed to further define the biochemical characteristics of Vibrio cholera.
To the Editor: The etiologic agent of the sixth pandemic of cholera was classical biotype of Vibrio cholerae O1.
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The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (July 14) announced the results of a recently completed targeted food surveillance project on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in ready-to-eat food, which showed that all samples passed the test.
While the news stories and photos of people inflicted with Vibrio vulnificus are certainly chilling, the chance of infection is extraordinarily low, writes Larry McKinney of Texas A&M Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute.