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cholera infantum

[in-fan-tuh m] /ɪnˈfæn təm/
noun, Pathology.
an often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in infants, not of the same cause as cholera but having somewhat similar characteristics.
Origin of cholera infantum
1820-30, Americanism; < New Latin: cholera of infants Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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