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Definition of Vibrio cholerae

Vibrio cholerae: One of the Vibrio bacteria, V. cholerae (as the name implies) is the agent of cholera, a devastating and sometimes lethal disease with profuse watery diarrhea.

Like other Vibrio, V. cholerae moves about actively. The word "vibrio" in Latin means "to quiver."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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