ALL meanings of cholera

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  • uncountable noun cholera Cholera is a serious disease that often kills people. It is caused by drinking infected water or by eating infected food. 3
  • noun cholera an acute intestinal infection characterized by severe diarrhoea, cramp, etc: caused by ingestion of water or food contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio comma 3
  • noun cholera any of various intestinal diseases; specif., an acute, severe, infectious disease (Asiatic cholera) common in Asia, caused by bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) and characterized by profuse diarrhea, intestinal pain, and dehydration 3
  • noun cholera An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhea. 1
  • noun cholera Also called Asiatic cholera. Pathology. an acute, infectious disease, endemic in India and China and occasionally epidemic elsewhere, characterized by profuse diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, etc. 1
  • noun cholera Veterinary Pathology. any of several diseases of domesticated animals that are characterized by depression, sleepiness, lack of appetite, and diarrhea. Compare fowl cholera, hog cholera. 1
  • noun cholera disease of the intestine 1
  • noun cholera (pathology) Any of several acute infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. 0
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