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
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