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Vibrio fetus


a bacterium that cause abortion in sheep


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)


Vibrio fetus*
(* Vibrio fetus may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


Campylobacter fetus [species] | C. fetus [abbreviation, species] | V. fetus [abbreviation, confirmed, species]

Definition references  (+images)


vibriosis | vibrioses [plural] | Campylobacter fetus [species] | Vibrio fetus [synonym, species]

an infectious disease of sheep and cattle caused by a bacterium and marked by infertility and abortion ; also, infection with or disease caused by a ... (26 of 49 words, pronunciations)



Campylobacter fetus [species]

a species of Gram-negative, motile bacteria with a characteristic "S-shaped" rod morphology similar to members of the genus Vibrio. Like other members of the Campylobacter genus, C. fetus is oxidase-positive. In addition to causing some cases of... (37 of 288 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Campylobacter fetus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

vibrio [bacteria] | Vibrio [genus]

any of a group of comma-shaped bacteria in the family Vibrionaceae. Vibrios are aquatic microorganisms, some species of which cause serious diseases ... (22 of 120 words, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

vibrio | vibrios [plural] | Vibrio [genus]

any of a genus of short, flagellate, Gram-negative bacteria shaped like a comma or the letter S: one species (V. comma) causes cholera (23 of 38 words, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

vibrio | vibrios [plural] | vibrioid [adjective, derived]

any curved or spiral rodlike Gram-negative bacterium of the genus "Vibrio", including "V. cholerae", which causes cholera: family "Spirillaceae" (19 of 206 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

vibrio | vibrios [plural]

Syllabification: (vib·ri·o) | [medicine] | a waterborne bacterium of a group that includes some pathogenic kinds that cause cholera, gastroenteritis, ... (18 of 58 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/vibrio

vibrio [medicine] | vibrios [plural]

a water-borne bacterium of a group that includes some pathogenic kinds that cause cholera, gastroenteritis, and septicaemia.; Vibrio and related ... (20 of 56 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

vibrio | vibrios [plural] | vibrioid [adjective, related]

Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus "Vibrio", especially "V. cholerae", which causes cholera. (19 of 46 words, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

vibrio [bacteriology] | vibrios [plural]

any of several comma- or S-shaped bacteria of the genus "Vibrio", certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other animals. (22 of 30 words, pronunciation)



vibrio | vibrios [plural] | vibrion [French] | vibrions [French, plural] | Vibrio [genus]

Any of several bacteria, of the genus Vibrio, shaped like a curved rod (13 of 15 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

vibrio | vibrios [plural] | vibriones [plural] | Vibrio [genus]

a bacterium shaped like a comma or like the letter S. Genus Vibrio. (13 of 45 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734028​/definition​.html  [offline]

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