(Greek: crooked, bent)

A genus of motile bacteria containing gram-negative, nonsporeforming, spirally curved rods with a single polar flagellum at one or both ends of the cell.

Certain species can cause illness in humans.

A curved deformity of the jaw associated with a cleft lip.
1. A plant that has its ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.
2. A plant having a flower ovule with a structure that is partially inverted, with the stalk attachment at the bottom and the opening near the bottom.