Asiatic cholera
Cholera Chol"er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster]

{Asiatic cholera}, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease, originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps, pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of reaction of fever.

{Cholera bacillus}. See {Comma bacillus}.

{Cholera infantum}, a dangerous summer disease, of infants, caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and especially fatal in large cities.

{Cholera morbus}, a disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.

{Chicken cholera}. See under {Chicken}.

{Hog cholera}. See under {Hog}.

{Sporadic cholera}, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely becoming epidemic. [1913 Webster]


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  • Asiatic cholera — n. see CHOLERA …   English World dictionary

  • Asiatic cholera — noun an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food • Syn: ↑cholera, ↑Indian cholera, ↑epidemic cholera • Derivationally related forms: ↑choleraic (for: ↑cholera) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asiatic cholera — Asi·at·ic cholera .ā z(h)ē .at ik n cholera of Asian origin that is produced by virulent strains of the causative vibrio (Vibrio cholerae) * * * name sometimes given to cholera because it was originally from Asia …   Medical dictionary

  • Asiatic cholera — noun Date: 1831 cholera of Asian origin that is caused by virulent strains of the cholera vibrio (Vibrio cholerae) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • asiatic cholera — Spasmodic or malignant cholera, cholera asphyxia …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Asiatic cholera — Pathol. cholera (def. 1). [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Asiatic cholera — /ˌeɪʒɪætɪk ˈkɒlərə/ (say .ayzhiatik koluhruh) noun → cholera (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Asiatic cholera — disease of the stomach commonly found in India …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cholera — Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic cholera}, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cholera bacillus — Cholera Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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