n : any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals usu. marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms: as a : an acute diarrheal disease caused by an enterotoxin produced by a comma-shaped gram-negative bacillus of the genus Vibrio (V. cholerae syn. V. comma) when it is present in large numbers in the proximal part of the human small intestine - see ASIATIC CHOLERA b : FOWL CHOLERA c : HOG CHOLERA chol*e*ra*ic adj
Similar sounding terms: chol·uria chy·lu·ria
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