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Definition of "vibrio" [vib•ri•o]

  • Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vibrio" in a sentence
  • "Cholera is an serious intestinal infection caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacteria known as vibrio cholera."
  • "Second quote:"The water in New Orleans has always had organisms called vibrio that cause cholera and cholera-like illnesses and could result in diarrhea, fever and severe dehydration.""
  • "Cholera, an acute diarrheal disease caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium vibrio cholerae, can be spread when food or water becomes contaminated by the feces of an infected person."