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Definition of «Vibrio»

Vibrio: A group of bacteria that includes Vibrio cholerae, the agent of cholera, (a devastating and sometimes lethal disease with profuse watery diarrhea) and Vibrio comma (which is shaped like a comma). Vibrio move about actively . The word "vibrio" in Latin means "to quiver."

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  • vibrio: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( vĭb ' rē-ō ' ) n. , pl. , -os . Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio ...

  • Vibrio - MicrobeWiki - Kenyon College

    Description and Significance. Vibrio bacteria are gram-negative and largely halophilic. However, a few species are nonhalophilic, depending on their sodium chloride ...

  • Vibrio Infections - Diseases & Conditions - Medscape Reference

    Vibrio infections are largely classified into two distinct groups: Vibrio cholera infections and noncholera Vibrio infections. Historically, the noncholera Vibrio ...

  • Vibrio vulnificus Expert Witness

    Vibrio vulnificus is the cause of 95% of all seafood-related deaths in the United States. It occurs naturally in oysters, the ingestion of which is the primary source of ...

  • Vibrio - Ecolab.com Home

    Background Vibrio species account for a significant number of foodborne infections from the consumption of raw or undercooked shellfish. They require salt to grow, and are ...