• WordNet 3.6
    • n vibrio curved rodlike motile bacterium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Vibrio (Biol) A genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an individual of this genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vibrio A genus or formgenus of Schizomycetes or bacteria, by some authorities regarded as the same as Spirillum. They have cylindrical, curved, or spirally wound rigid cells, provided at each end with a cilium. They occur in infusions, on teeth, in sea-water, etc. (See Spirillum, Schizomycetes.) The genus is a very old one, having been characterized by O. F. Müller in 1786 as “elongate infusorians without external organs,” and has included at times various minute animals which have nothing to do with it. See def. 3.
    • n vibrio [lowercase; pl. vibrios or vibriones (vib′ ri-ōz, vibri-ō′ nēz).] A member of this genus; a vibrion; a motile bacterium.
    • n vibrio [lowercase] An animalcule like or mistaken for a bacterium, and misplaced in the genus Vibrio: an old name of some minute nematoids, as those species of Tylenchus which infest wheat and cause ear-cockles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vibrio vib′rī-ō a name given with much laxity to various kinds of more or less screw-shaped Bacteria—also to small nematoid worms, such as cause ear-cockles in wheat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. vibrare, to vibrate, to move by undulations
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vibrāre.


In literature:

Vibrio is a poor little tippling creature, but, as Mr Carlyle would say, he has an eye, and he is always lively.
"Impressions of Theophrastus Such" by George Eliot
From the monad nature passes to the Volvox, Proteus (Amoeba), and Vibrio.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Compared with his atoms, the smallest vibrios and bacteria of the microscopic field are as behemoth and leviathan.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Test the vibrio isolated against the serum of an animal immunised to the Vibrio cholerae for agglutination.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
He found these vibrios lived without air.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
The same is true of Schizomycetes, to which all the bacteria, bacillus, spirillum, and vibrio, and a number of other groups belong.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
EAR-COCKLE, a disease in wheat caused by the presence in the grain of worms belonging to the genus Vibrio.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Kauffman, who had shown that it was possible to destroy cholera vibrio in Nile water by means of sodium hypochlorite.
"Chlorination of Water" by Joseph Race
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

A 75-year-old man from Mobile County has been diagnosed with the bacterial organism Vibrio vulnificus and is recovering in a local hospital, the Mobile County Health Department said in a news release.
Mobile Man Recovering from Vibrio Vulnificus.
The Mobile County Health Department says a 75-year-old man from Mobile County has been diagnosed with the bacterial organism Vibrio vulnificus and is recovering in a local hospital.
Virtually all shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico during warmer months harbor deadly Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
The area was closed on Aug 19, due to two cases of confirmed illness from Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) said to be related to oysters caught in these waters.

In science:

Analysis of small deformation of helical flagellum of swimming Vibrio alginolyticus.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms