.] Consisting in, or causing, vibration, or oscillation; vibrating; as, a
pl. E. Vibrios (#), L. Vibriones (#).
[NL., fr. L.
to vibrate, to move by undulations.]
A genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an individual of this genus.
pl. Vibriss (#).
, pl., the hairs in the nostrils of man, fr.
to vibrate; -- so called because touching them tickles a person, and causes him to shake his head.]
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.
(Zol.) The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds.
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