cholera

noun chol·era \ ˈkä-lə-rə \

Definition of cholera

: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

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Origin and Etymology of cholera

Latin


CHOLERA Defined for English Language Learners

cholera

noun

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

noun chol·era \ ˈkä-lə-rə \

Definition of cholera for Students

:a serious disease that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea

Medical Dictionary

cholera

noun chol·era \ ˈkäl-ə-rə \

medical Definition of cholera

:any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms: as
a :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 cholera

choleraic

play \ˌkäl-ə-ˈrā-ik\ adjective


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