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a curved, rod-shaped bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, causing Asiatic cholera.
a comma-shaped bacterium, Vibrio comma, that causes cholera in man: family Spirillaceae

comma bacillus com·ma bacillus (kŏm’ə)
See Koch’s bacillus.


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