Vibrio meaning

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Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera.
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Any of a genus (Vibrio) of short, flagellate, Gram-negative bacteria shaped like a comma or S: one species (V. cholerae) causes cholera.
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Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera.
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Any of several bacteria, of the genus Vibrio, shaped like a curved rod.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Vibrionaceae "” gram-negative bacteria possessing a curved rod shape (comma shape), several species of which can cause foodborne infection,.
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Origin of vibrio

  • New Latin Vibriō genus name from Latin vibrāre to vibrate (from their vibratory motion) vibrate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From an Italian coinage vibrione by Filippo Pacini

    From Wiktionary