Cholera infantum
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cholera infantum — noun often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms • Hypernyms: ↑gastroenteritis, ↑stomach flu, ↑intestinal flu * * * inˈfantəm noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, cholera of infants …   Useful english dictionary

  • cholera infantum — /in fan teuhm/, Pathol. an often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in infants, not of the same cause as cholera but having somewhat similar characteristics. [1820 30, Amer.; < NL: cholera of infants] * * * …   Universalium

  • cholera infantum — /kɒlərə ɪnˈfæntəm/ (say koluhruh in fantuhm) noun → cholera (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • cholera infantum — chol·era in·fan·tum .käl ə rə in fant əm n an acute noncontagious intestinal disturbance of infants formerly common in congested areas of high humidity and temperature but now rare …   Medical 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

  • Cholera morbus — 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

  • infantum — see CHOLERA INFANTUM, ROSEOLA INFANTUM …   Medical dictionary

  • cholera in|fan|tum — «ihn FAN tuhm», any disease of infants that causes severe diarrhea, especially in hot weather. ╂[< New Latin cholera infantum] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cholera — /ˈkɒlərə / (say koluhruh) noun 1. Also, Asiatic cholera. an acute, infectious disease, due to a specific microorganism, Vibrio cholerae, endemic in parts of South and South East Asia, and epidemic generally, marked by profuse diarrhoea, vomiting …   Australian English dictionary

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