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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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.

 

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