cholera morbus

noun

chol·​era mor·​bus ˈkä-lə-rə-ˈmȯr-bəs How to pronounce cholera morbus (audio)
 dialectal  -ˈmä(r)-;
 dialectal  ˈkä-lē-
dated
: gastrointestinal illness characterized by cramps, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, the disease cholera

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cholera morbus was in 1673

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Cite this Entry

“Cholera morbus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholera%20morbus. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cholera morbus

noun
cholera mor·​bus -ˈmȯr-bəs How to pronounce cholera morbus (audio)
dated
: gastroenteritis characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting
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