Origin of cholera
Examples from the Web for cholera
This method works for TB, for cholera, for rabid animals—for just about everything.
Cholera and typhoid fever are transmitted when I ingest contaminated food or drink.
When multiple cases of watery diarrhea spread through one village, doctors feared it was cholera.
Cholera and typhoid were rampant and overseers used pick handles to physically force miners into the shafts.Turkey's Tragedy and History's Worst Mining Accidents|Emily Shire|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time, New Orleans was a breeding ground for yellow fever and cholera.
It was mid-summer, and on the road came the news that the cholera was raging in Paris.Camilla: A Tale of a Violin|Charles Barnard
Just at this time, in 1831, the cholera broke out in her native city.Deaconesses in Europe|Jane M. Bancroft
Thousands of miles away in Hindoostan, Asiatic cholera of a deadly type had been playing havoc with the people of the country.The Sanitary Evolution of London|Henry Lorenzo Jephson
In short, his silence cure still lasted some days; then he got away, and the cholera had not yet broken out.Fair Haven and Foul Strand|August Strindberg
More 160 than a year had elapsed between the inoculations and the outbreak of the cholera.Experiments on Animals|Stephen Paget
British Dictionary definitions for cholera
Word Origin for cholera
Word Origin and History for cholera
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.
Medicine definitions for cholera
Science definitions for cholera
Culture definitions for cholera
An acute disease, and an infectious disease, caused by a kind of bacterium that affects the intestines. Transmitted by food or water that has been contaminated with raw sewage, cholera is often fatal and is characterized by severe vomiting, diarrhea, and collapse.