cholera morbus


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cholera mor·bus

 (môr′bəs)
n.
Acute gastroenteritis occurring in summer and autumn and marked by severe cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. No longer in scientific use.

[New Latin : Latin cholera, jaundice + Latin morbus, disease.]
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Noun1.cholera morbus - severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea
gastroenteritis, intestinal flu, stomach flu - inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis
References in classic literature ?
Danglars by the unexpected appearance of the brigade of soldiers, and by the disclosure which had followed, the mansion was deserted with as much rapidity as if a case of plague or of cholera morbus had broken out among the guests.
Como nestes ultimos dias se tem divulgado a noticia de que o cholera morbus, vem pouco e pouco se aproximando de nos, o Araripe julga prestar um valioso servico aos habitantes desta comarca, e dos lugares que lhe sao mais visinhos, indicando-lhes alguns conselhos prudentes confirmados pela experiencia, e desvanecendo esse ou panico, terror imaginario, (6) que se apodera de todos ao proferir se o nome do cholera; e para desempenhar esta tarefa reservou exclusivamente este numero; cuja leitura recommenda a todos que se interessam pelo bem da humanidade.
Cholera reached the Western Hemisphere during the second pandemic, although the term cholera morbus was in use much earlier to designate a range of conditions including dysentery and inflammation and bleeding in the digestive tract.