vibrio

vibrio

[vib-ree-oh]
noun, plural vibrios. Bacteriology.
any of several comma- or S -shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other animals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1854), equivalent to Latin vibr(āre) to shake + -iō noun suffix

vibrioid [vib-ree-oid] , adjective
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vibrio (ˈvɪbrɪˌəʊ)
 
n , pl -os
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]
 
'vibrioid
 
adj

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Vibrio Vib·ri·o (vĭb'rē-ō)
n.
A genus of gram-negative, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria some species of which are saprophytes in salt and fresh water and in soil, while others are parasites or pathogens.

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