cholera

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noun chol·era \ˈkä-lə-rə\

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 synonym V. comma) when it is present in large numbers in the proximal (see proximal 2) part of the human small intestine

Origin and Etymology of cholera

Latin


First Known Use: 1601


CHOLERA Defined for English Language Learners

cholera

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noun chol·era \ˈkä-lə-rə\

Definition of cholera for English Language Learners

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


CHOLERA Defined for Kids

cholera

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noun chol·era \ˈkä-lə-rə\

Definition of cholera for Students

  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

choleraic

\ˌkäl-ə-ˈrā-ik\play adjective


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