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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

choleraic \ˌkäl-ə-ˈrā-ik\play adjective




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