[ vib-ree-oh-sis ]
/ ˌvɪb riˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

a venereal disease of cattle and sheep, caused by the organism Vibrio fetus, characterized by delayed female fertility and by spontaneous abortion.

Nearby words

  1. vibrio mimicus,
  2. vibrio parahaemolyticus,
  3. vibrio vulnificus,
  4. vibrionaceae,
  5. vibrionic,
  6. vibrissa,
  7. vibro-,
  8. vibrocardiogram,
  9. vibrograph,
  10. vibrometer

Origin of vibriosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1945–50; see origin at vibrio, -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for vibriosis


[ vĭb′rē-ōsĭs ]

n. pl. vib•ri•o•ses (-sēz)

Infection caused by a species of Vibrio, especially an infection caused by V. parahaemolyticus as a result of eating undercooked seafood from contaminated waters.

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