cholera morbus

chol·​era mor·​bus | \ ˈkä-lə-rə-ˈmȯr-bəs How to pronounce cholera morbus (audio) , dialectal -ˈmä(r)-; dialectal ˈkä-lē- \

Definition of cholera morbus

: gastrointestinal illness characterized by cramps, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting not used technically

First Known Use of cholera morbus

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholera morbus

New Latin, literally, the disease cholera

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“Cholera morbus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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cholera morbus

cholera mor·​bus | \ -ˈmȯr-bəs How to pronounce cholera morbus (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholera morbus

: a gastrointestinal disturbance characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting not used technically


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