- any of several comma- or S-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other animals.
Origin of vibrio
< New Latin (1854), equivalent to Latin vibr(āre) to shake + -iō noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for vibrio
He has studied the Vibrio genus of bacteria for more than 40 years and still finds it eminently fascinating.
A crabber is Florida's latest casualty of the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus.
In the vibrio of acute septicmia this is the mode of generation.Louis Pasteur
The longitudinal type characterises such genera as Vibrio, Filaria, Gordius, and all the annulate animals.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Ear-cockle, a disease in wheat caused by the presence in the grain of worms belonging to the genus Vibrio.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Mller introduced the terms Monas, Proteus and Vibrio, which are still in use.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
In two other genera of this family, Vibrio and Spirulna, the filaments are spiral.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope
John William Griffith
- any curved or spiral rodlike Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Vibrio, including V. cholerae, which causes cholera: family Spirillaceae
C19: from New Latin, from Latin vibrāre to vibrate
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- A genus of gram-negative, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria some species of which are saprophytes in salt and fresh water and in soil, while others are parasites or pathogens.
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