Hog 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hog cholera — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog-cholera — (auch Hog fever, spr. sīwer, Hogplague, spr. plēgh, engl.), s. Schweineseuche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hog-cholera — hogˈ cholera noun Swine fever • • • Main Entry: ↑hog …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog cholera — häg , hȯg n a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus of the genus Pestivirus (species Classical swine fever virus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions esp. in light skinned… …   Medical dictionary

  • hog cholera — ☆ hog cholera n. an infectious viral disease of hogs, characterized by fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and frequently by congestion and hemorrhages in the kidneys …   English World dictionary

  • hog cholera — Vet. Pathol. an acute, usually fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus, characterized by high fever, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy. Also called swine fever. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * or… …   Universalium

  • hog cholera — noun highly infectious virus disease of swine • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease * * * noun : a highly infectious often fatal virus disease of swine characterized by fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, petechial hemorrhages especially in the kidneys and …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog cholera — hog′ chol era n. vet an acute, usu. fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus Also called swine fever • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hog cholera — noun Date: 1859 a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus (species Classical swine fever virus of the genus Pestivirus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions especially in light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hog cholera — n. highly contagious viral disease of hogs …   English contemporary dictionary

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