n. pl. vib·ri·os
Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera.
[New Latin Vibriō, genus name, from Latin vibrāre, to vibrate (from their vibratory motion); see VIBRATE.]
vibri·oid′ (-oid′) adj.
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