any of a genus (Vibrio) of short, flagellate, Gram-negative bacteria shaped like a comma or : one species (V. cholerae) causes cholera
Origin of vibrioModern Latin ; from Classical Latin vibrare, to shake: see vibrate
Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera.
Origin of vibrioNew Latin Vibri&omacron;, genus name, from Latin vibrare, to vibrate (from their vibratory motion); see vibrate.
- Any of several bacteria, of the genus Vibrio, shaped like a curved rod.
From an Italian coinage vibrione by Filippo Pacini