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vibrio

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noun vib·rio \ˈvi-brē-ˌō\

Definition of vibrio

plural

vibrios

  1. :  any of a genus (Vibrio) of short rigid motile bacteria that are straight or curved rods and include pathogens especially of gastrointestinal diseases (as cholera)

vibrionic

play \ˌvi-brē-ˈä-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of vibrio

New Latin, Vibrion-, Vibrio, from Latin vibrare to wave


First Known Use: circa 1864


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vibrio

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noun vib·rio \ˈvib-rē-ō\

Medical Definition of vibrio

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of short rigid motile bacteria of the family Vibrionaceae that are straight or curved rods, have one or sometimes two or three polar flagella enclosed in a sheath, and include various saprophytes and a few pathogens (as V. cholerae, the cause of cholera in humans)

  2. 2:  any bacterium of the genus Vibrio; broadly :  a curved rod-shaped bacterium




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