[ in-fan-tuh m ]
/ ɪnˈfæn təm /
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
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