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cholera infantum

[in-fan-tuh m]
noun Pathology.
  1. an often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in infants, not of the same cause as cholera but having somewhat similar characteristics.
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Origin of cholera infantum

1820–30, Americanism; < New Latin: cholera of infants
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