vibrio

noun vib·rio \ ˈvi-brē-ˌō \

Definition of vibrio

plural vibrios
: 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)

vibrionic

play \ˌvi-brē-ˈä-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of 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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