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Meaning of VIBRIO

Pronunciation:  'vibree`ow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  curved rodlike motile bacterium
 

VIBRIO is a 6 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: vibrion
 
 See Also: comma bacillus, eubacteria, eubacterium, genus Vibrio, true bacteria, Vibrio comma, Vibrio fetus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vib"ri*o\, n.; pl. E. {Vibrios}, L. {Vibriones}. [NL.,
fr. L. vibrare to vibrate, to move by undulations.] (Biol.)
A genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly
sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an
individual of this genus.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Vibrio is a genus of motile, Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria (family Vibrionaceae); some species in this genus cause cholera in humans and other diseases in animals.
 

 

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