Definitions for vibrioˈvɪb riˌoʊ
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curved rodlike motile bacterium
Any of several bacteria, of the genus Vibrio, shaped like a curved rod
a genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an individual of this genus
Origin: [NL., fr. L. vibrare to vibrate, to move by undulations.]
Vibrio is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria possessing a curved rod shape, several species of which can cause foodborne infection, usually associated with eating undercooked seafood. Typically found in saltwater, Vibrio spp. are facultative anaerobes that test positive for oxidase and do not form spores. All members of the genus are motile and have polar flagella with sheaths. Recent phylogenies have been constructed based on a suite of genes. The name Vibrio derives from Filippo Pacini who isolated microorganisms he called "vibrions" from cholera patients in 1854, because of their motility.
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A genus of VIBRIONACEAE, made up of short, slightly curved, motile, gram-negative rods. Various species produce cholera and other gastrointestinal disorders as well as abortion in sheep and cattle.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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