vibrion

noun

vib·​ri·​on ˈvi-brē-ˌän How to pronounce vibrion (audio)
: vibrio
also : a motile bacterium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Vibrion-, Vibrio

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vibrion was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Vibrion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vibrion. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

vibrion

noun
vib·​ri·​on ˈvib-rē-ˌän How to pronounce vibrion (audio)
: vibrio sense 2
also : a motile bacterium
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