from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the microscopic motile filaments which may be developed in organic infusions; a vibrio: a motile bacterium. See Vibrio, 1.
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- n. curved rodlike motile bacterium
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Whether man be the _vibrion_ or the heir to immortality, the bundle of carbon or the care of angels, one fact is indisputable: he suffers agonies, mental and physical, that are wholly out of proportion to the brevity of his life, while he is too often weighted from infancy with hereditary maladies, both of body and of character.
If humanity be but a _vibrion_, a conglomeration of gases, a mere mould holding chemicals, a mere bundle of phosphorus and carbon, how can it contain the elements of worship? what matter when or how each bubble of it bursts?