Vibratory

Vi"bra*to*ry

(?), a. [Cf. F. vibratoire.] Consisting in, or causing, vibration, or oscillation; vibrating; as, a vibratory motion; a vibratory power.
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Vib"ri*o

(?), prop. n.;
pl. E. Vibrios (#), L. Vibriones (#).
[NL., fr. L. vibrare to vibrate, to move by undulations.] (Biol.) A genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an individual of this genus.
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Vi*bris"sa

(?), n.;
pl. Vibriss (#).
[L. vibrissae, pl., the hairs in the nostrils of man, fr. vibrare to vibrate; -- so called because touching them tickles a person, and causes him to shake his head.] 1. (Anat.) One of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man.
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2. (Zol.) The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds.
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