Asiatic cholera


: cholera of Asian origin that is caused by virulent strains of the cholera vibrio (Vibrio cholerae)

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Asiatic cholera was in 1831

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“Asiatic cholera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

Asiatic cholera

Asi·​at·​ic cholera ˌā-z(h)ē-ˌat-ik- How to pronounce Asiatic cholera (audio)
: cholera of Asian origin that is produced by virulent strains of the causative vibrio (Vibrio cholerae)
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