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1. 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.
2. Either of two unrelated diseases of domestic animals, fowl cholera or classical swine fever (hog cholera), that are often marked by severe diarrhea.

[Latin, cholera, jaundice; see choler.]

chol′e·ra′ic (-ə-rā′ĭk) adj.
chol′e·roid′ (-ə-roid′) adj.
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(Pathology) relating to, like, or developing from cholera
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Adj.1.choleraic - relating to or resulting from or resembling cholera
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I would discover at odd times (generally about mid night) that I was totally inexperienced, greatly ig norant of business, and hopelessly unfit for any sort of command; and when the steward had to be taken to the hospital ill with choleraic symptoms I felt bereaved of the only decent person at the after end of the ship.
Lipid peroxidation and the antioxidant blood system in dynamics of pestilential and choleraic intoxication.
The first choleraic pandemic began in 1816, and, attaining epic proportions in Bengal, had spread throughout the subcontinent by 1820.