cholera bacillus
Comma Com"ma, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ? clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.] 1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners. [1913 Webster]

{Comma bacillus} (Physiol.), a variety of bacillus shaped like a comma, found in the intestines of patients suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having a special relation to the disease; -- called also {cholera bacillus}.

{Comma butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), an American butterfly ({Grapta comma}), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under side of the wings. [1913 Webster]


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  • cholera — noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1601 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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