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chol·era

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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