vibrio vulnificus

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Vibrio vulnificus Vibrio vul·nif·i·cus (vŭl-nĭf'ĭ-kəs)
n.
A bacterium capable of causing septicemia in individuals with an underlying chronic disease, especially hepatic disease, as well as causing wound infections, especially to persons who handle shellfish.

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