- cholera infantum,
- cholera morbus,
- choleraic diarrhea,
Origin of cholera
Examples from the Web for choleraic
The symptoms were such as a medical man would pronounce 'choleraic.'Tales of the Argonauts|Bret Harte
Choleraic disorders were uncommonly rife on board the ships of war in the Medway.
In many country places dysentery and choleraic diarrha were prevalent, as well as fever.
The illness was of a choleraic type; it had, as usual, a profound moral as well as physical effect.The Balkan Peninsula|Frank Fox
In 1678 and 1679 there were epidemic agues, complicated with choleraic flux and gripes, which undoubtedly affected many adults.
Word Origin 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.
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.