An example of cholera is a disease that comes from drinking water that has been tainted by the Vibrio cholerae bacteria.
Origin of choleraL, jaundice from Gr, cholera, nausea from chol?, gall, bile from Indo-European base an unverified form ?hel- from source yellow
- An acute infectious disease of the small intestine, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, severe dehydration, and depletion of electrolytes. Also called Asiatic cholera .
- Either of two unrelated diseases of domestic animals, fowl cholera or classical swine fever (hog cholera), that are often marked by severe diarrhea.
Origin of choleraLatin cholera, jaundice ; see choler .
From Latin cholera (“bilious disease”), from Ancient Greek χολή (kholē, “bile”).