Definitions for vibrioˈvɪb riˌoʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several comma- orS-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, certain species of which are pathogenic.
Origin of vibrio:
< NL (1854)
curved rodlike motile bacterium
Any of several bacteria, of the genus Vibrio, shaped like a curved rod
a genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an individual of this genus
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of VIBRIONACEAE, made up of short, slightly curved, motile, gram-negative rods. Various species produce cholera and other gastrointestinal disorders as well as abortion in sheep and cattle.