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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.
Ocean warming and spread of pathogenic vibrios in the aquatic environment.
4] colony forming units (CFU)/ml) to 100-1 culture tanks resulted in a significant decrease in the levels of total Vibrios in water and tank surfaces (P < 0.
Long-term effects of ocean warming on the prokaryotic community: evidence from the vibrios.
Relationships between environmental factors and pathogenic vibrios in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
We believe that this allows vibrios to avoid consuming too much energy as they hunker down and find refuge on copepods, and thus enhances the bacteria's ability to survive.
Es probable que al estudiar las interrelaciones ecologicas entre estas especies y los factores que las afectan, se pueda aportar informacion interesante de como estos vibrios, considerados como patogenos facultativos, pueden prevalecer en un momento dado [22].
Sarkar, Scientist, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Disease Kolkata for phage typing and confirmation of vibrios isolates.
In view of the massive indiscriminate use of antibiotics in aquaculture, there have been reports of the presence of resistant strains of Vibrios to some antibiotics (Defoirdt et al.
fischeri ES 114 was a tremendous resource for researchers in the squid/Vibrio field, providing insight into a number of genes known to be involved with the establishment and maintenance of the symbiosis and also revealing some surprises--for example, a number of putative toxins and other factors normally associated with pathogenic vibrios (Ruby et at, 2005).
Horowitz & Horowitz (2001) postulated that if shrimp are not suffering from primary infections, physical damage or stress, their resistance against vibrios is adequate to prevent disease.
Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139, and other pathogenic vibrios.