cholera morbus
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, the disease cholera Date: 1673 gastrointestinal illness characterized by cramps, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting — not used technically

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  • choléra-morbus — ou simplement choléra (ko lé ra mor bus ) s. m.    Terme de médecine. 1°   Maladie endémique et sporadique caractérisée par des évacuations abondantes du haut et du bas, une grande faiblesse et du refroidissement. 2°   Maladie épidémique, dite… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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

  • cholera morbus — [môr′bəs] n. 〚L, lit., the disease cholera〛 former term for GASTROENTERITIS * * * …   Universalium

  • cholera morbus — [môr′bəs] n. [L, lit., the disease cholera] former term for GASTROENTERITIS …   English World dictionary

  • CHOLÉRA-MORBUS — s. m. ou simplement CHOLÉRA. (On prononce Koléra morbuce, Koléra. ) T. de Médec., emprunté du latin. Maladie caractérisée par des vomissements et des déjections de bile douloureuses et fréquentes, avec anxiété générale, altération profonde de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • cholera morbus — cholera mor·bus mȯr bəs n a gastrointestinal disturbance characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting not used technically …   Medical dictionary

  • cholera morbus — /kɒlərə ˈmɔbəs/ (say koluhruh mawbuhs) noun → cholera (def. 2). Also, cholera nostras /kɒlərə ˈnɒstrəs/ (say koluhruh nostruhs). {Latin: cholera disease} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cholera morbus — noun severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea • Syn: ↑collywobbles • Hypernyms: ↑gastroenteritis, ↑stomach flu, ↑intestinal flu * * * ˈmȯrbəs, ȯ(ə)b noun Etymol …   Useful english dictionary

  • CHOLERA MORBUS —    an epidemic disease characterised by violent vomiting and purging, accompanied with spasms, great pain, and debility; originated in India, and has during the present century frequently spread itself by way of Asia into populous centres of both …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cholera — Classification and external resources Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae ICD 10 A …   Wikipedia

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