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vibrio

Pronunciación: /ˈvɪbrɪəʊ/
Pronunciación: /ˈvʌɪbrɪəʊ/

sustantivo (plural vibrios)

Medicine
A water-borne bacterium of a group that includes some pathogenic kinds that cause cholera, gastroenteritis, and septicaemia.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Current research in molecular biology is aimed at finding out why cholera vibrios are such potent pathogens.
  • Cholera vibrios release a poison that damages the lining of the intestine so that it leaks fluids and salts, and as a result, the patient is intensely dehydrated.
  • In a recent incident, a particularly virulent South American strain of the bacteria vibrio parahaemoliticus, a relative of cholera, was tied to more than 400 cases of serious human illness across 13 states.

Origen

Modern Latin, from Latin vibrare 'vibrate'.

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Saltos de línea: vib¦rio

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