cholera: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kol'ur-u), [key]
- Also calledan acute, infectious disease, endemic in India and China and occasionally epidemic elsewhere, characterized by profuse diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, etc.
- any of several diseases of domesticated animals that are characterized by depression, sleepiness, lack of appetite, and diarrhea. Cf. fowl cholera, hog cholera.
- cholera (Thesaurus)