Any of a genus (Vibrio) of short, flagellate, Gram-negative bacteria shaped like a comma or S: one species (V. cholerae) causes cholera.
Webster's New World
A taxonomic genus within the family Vibrionaceae "” gram-negativebacteria possessing a curved rod shape (comma shape), several species of which can cause foodborne infection,.
Other Word Forms of Vibrio
Origin of Vibrio
New Latin Vibriōgenus namefrom Latin vibrāreto vibrate (from their vibratory motion)vibrate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From an Italian coinage vibrione by Filippo Pacini
Vibrio Sentence Examples
Polarity is clearly seen in Vibrio cholerae, a highly motile pathogen that swims by rapidly rotating a single polar flagellum.
If the sinuosity is slight we have the Vibrio form; if pronounced, and the spiral winding well marked, the forms are known as Spirillum, Spirochaete, &c. These and similar terms have been applied partly to individual cells, but more often to filaments consisting of several cells; and much confusion has arisen form the difficulty of defining the terms themselves.
In 1887 he was the first after Koch to isolate the cholera vibrio, which he found in emigrants on SS Britannia.