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cholera

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noun chol·era \ˈkä-lə-rə\

Simple Definition of cholera

  • : a serious disease that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and that often results in death

Full Definition of cholera

  1. :  any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms; especially :  an acute diarrheal disease caused by an enterotoxin produced by a comma-shaped gram-negative bacillus (Vibrio cholerae syn. V. comma) when it is present in large numbers in the proximal part of the human small intestine

Origin of cholera

Latin


First Known Use: 1601


CHOLERA Defined for Kids

cholera

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noun chol·era \ˈkä-lə-rə\

Definition of cholera

  1. :  a serious disease that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea




Medical Dictionary

cholera

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noun chol·era \ˈkäl-ə-rə\

Medical Definition of cholera

  1. :  any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms: asa:  an acute diarrheal disease caused by an enterotoxin produced by various strains of a comma-shaped gram-negative bacterium of the genus Vibrio (V. cholerae synonym V. comma) when it is present in large numbers in the proximal part of the human small intestine—see asiatic cholerab:  fowl cholerac:  hog cholera

  2. chol·e·ra·ic \ˌkäl-ə-ˈrā-ik\play adjective





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