Advertisement

Advertisement

vibrio

[ vib-ree-oh ]

noun

, Bacteriology.
, plural vib·ri·os.
  1. any of several comma- or S -shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and other animals.


vibrio

/ ˈvɪbrɪˌəʊ /

noun

  1. any curved or spiral rodlike Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Vibrio , including V. cholerae , which causes cholera: family Spirillaceae


Discover More

Derived Forms

  • ˈvibriˌoid, adjective
Discover More

Other Words From

  • vib·ri·oid [vib, -ree-oid], adjective
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of vibrio1

< New Latin (1854), equivalent to Latin vibr ( āre ) to shake + -iō noun suffix
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of vibrio1

C19: from New Latin, from Latin vibrāre to vibrate
Discover More

Example Sentences

Why Vibrio harveyi collectively glow in such large numbers is still a mystery, but team member Steve Haddock, a marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, has some ideas.

During the 1892 cholera epidemic in France, he drank Cholera vibrio, a bacteria that causes the disease.

Some scientists dispute that an infection causes bleaching because they failed to isolate those vibrio bacteria from bleached coral.

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.

Test the vibrio isolated against the serum of an animal immunised to the Vibrio choleræ for agglutination.

Among the animal parasites may be mentioned the weevil, vibrio tritici, which feeds upon the starch cells of the grain.

The longitudinal type characterises such genera as Vibrio, Filaria, Gordius, and all the annulate animals.

Vibrio spirillum is excessively minute, colourless, and found in decomposing vegetable mixtures.

Fortunately the patient recovered, and this terrifying experiment proved indisputably the specificity of the cholera vibrio.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


vibratoryvibrionic