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 Vibriō genus name from Latin vibrāre 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