The illness was of a choleraic type; it had, as usual, a profound moral as well as physical effect.
The severe pneumonia in Marunga, the choleraic complaint in Manyuema, and now irritable ulcers warn me to retire while life lasts.
choleraic disorders were uncommonly rife on board the ships of war in the Medway.
After the inoculation there occurred nine more cases of cholera, seven of which proved fatal, and one case of choleraic diarrha.
In many country places dysentery and choleraic diarrha were prevalent, as well as fever.
The diarrhœa is not severe, never assumes a choleraic form, and is unaccompanied by cramps in the muscles.
The symptoms were such as a medical man would pronounce 'choleraic.'
The same evening he was attacked with choleraic disease, and two days afterwards was a corpse.
The rise in the last four weeks was due to summer diarrhoea, or choleraic diarrhoea, which was unusually common in 1831.
In 1678 and 1679 there were epidemic agues, complicated with choleraic flux and gripes, which undoubtedly affected many adults.
late 14c., "bile, melancholy" (originally the same as choler), from Middle French cholera or directly from Late Latin cholera, from Greek kholera "a type of disease characterized by diarrhea, supposedly caused by choler" (Celsus), from khole "gall, bile," from khloazein "to be green," from khloros (see Chloe). But another sense of khole was "drainpipe, gutter."
Revived 1560s in classical sense as a name for a severe digestive disorder (rarely fatal to adults); and 1704 (especially as cholera morbus), for a highly lethal disease endemic in India, periodically breaking out in global epidemics, especially that reaching Britain and America in the early 1830s.
cholera chol·er·a (kŏl'ər-ə)
An acute epidemic infectious disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, extreme loss of fluid and electrolytes, and prostration.
Any of various diseases of domesticated animals marked by severe gastroenteritis.