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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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This will be studied in a model system consisting of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as host, and its associated microbes, with a focus on vibrios.
To our knowledge, this is the first report that vibrios have been associated with the larvae mortality of the Yesso scallop.
Based on biological properties, members of serogroup O1 can be further sub-divided into the so-called Classical and El Tor biotypes; the O139 vibrios are derivatives of the O1 El Tor organism.
Vibrios associated with Penaeus chinensis/'Crustacea: Decapoda larvae in Chinese shrimp hatcheries.
Grimes cautions that there is no evidence that this species is one of those that breaks down oil, although other Vibrios that cause human infections do.
Oxoid, a world leading microbiology brand, have announced that the DuPont Qualicon BAX[R] System Real-Time PCR Assay for Vibrios is now available alongside the Oxoid range in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Distribution of Vibrio vulnificus and other lactose-fermenting vibrios in the marine environment.
cholerae [5,17,24,44,] was originally designed for clinical samples in order to specifically detect pathogenic vibrios.
CONCLUSIONS: We explored the hypothesis that winds have assisted the progress of cholera Vibrios throughout continents.
As a text on vibrios has not been published in 20 years, Thompson (Microbial Resources Division and Brazilian Collection of Environmental and Industrial Microorganisms, Brazil), Austin (Heriot- Watt U.
Of these, upwards of 10,000 are called vibrios, a diverse group of naturally occurring microbes responsible for 95 percent of all seafood-related deaths.
1) Originally called Group F vibrios by Lee et al in 1977, and EF-6 vibrios by the Centers for Disease Control in 1980, the bacterium was described and named Vibrio fluvialis by Lee et al in 1981.