vibrio

noun
vib·​rio | \ˈvi-brē-ˌō \
plural vibrios

Definition of vibrio 

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

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Other Words from vibrio

vibrionic \ ˌvi-​brē-​ˈä-​nik \ adjective

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Doctors told the woman’s family that she was infected with vibrio, a bacterial infection that people can contract after consuming raw or undercooked seafood or exposing a wound to seawater, according to the CDC. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Summer Has Arrived — Here's How to Avoid Flesh-Eating Bacteria & More Warm Weather Health Hazards," 5 June 2018 In addition to pathogens found in sewage — including bacteria such as E. coli, vibrio and salmonella — there are several viruses and intestinal parasites that can cause everything from diarrhea to meningitis to respiratory infections. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tijuana River sewage shutters beaches from Mexico border to Coronado," 12 Mar. 2018 In addition to pathogens found in sewage — including bacteria such as E. coli, vibrio and salmonella — there are several viruses and intestinal parasites that can cause everything from diarrhea to meningitis to respiratory infections. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tijuana River sewage shutters beaches from Mexico border to Coronado," 12 Mar. 2018 In addition to pathogens found in sewage — including bacteria such as E. coli, vibrio and salmonella — there are several viruses and intestinal parasites that can cause everything from diarrhea to meningitis to respiratory infections. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tijuana River sewage shutters beaches from Mexico border to Coronado," 12 Mar. 2018 Berquist rushed LeBlanc to a hospital an hour away in Baton Rouge where she was diagnosed with vibrio and put on antibiotics. CBS News, "Widow issues warning after spouse dies of flesh-eating bacteria from raw oysters," 10 Jan. 2018 In addition to pathogens found in sewage — including bacteria such as E. coli, vibrio and salmonella — there are several viruses and intestinal parasites that can cause everything from diarrhea to meningitis to respiratory infections. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tijuana River sewage shutters beaches from Mexico border to Coronado," 12 Mar. 2018 In addition to pathogens found in sewage — including bacteria such as E. coli, vibrio and salmonella — there are several viruses and intestinal parasites that can cause everything from diarrhea to meningitis to respiratory infections. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tijuana River sewage shutters beaches from Mexico border to Coronado," 12 Mar. 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that vibrio causes 80,000 illnesses every year in the United States. CBS News, "Widow issues warning after spouse dies of flesh-eating bacteria from raw oysters," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of vibrio

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vibrio

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

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vibrio

noun
vib·​rio | \ˈvib-rē-ō \

Medical Definition of vibrio 

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

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