cholera morbus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cholera morbus severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cholera morbus a disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.
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Usage

In literature:

Would you have him sending down droughts, and fevers, and the old hen and the cholera morbus?
"The Playboy of the Western World" by J. M. Synge
Calcutta itself never suffered from a cholera morbus half so fearful.
"The Voyage of Captain Popanilla" by Benjamin Disraeli
I have learned from some natives, who have lately been at Badri Nath, that that neighbourhood also has been ravaged by the cholera morbus.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Physicians frequently order it in cases of cholera-morbus.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Was it the cholera morbus, that is so prevalent at this season?
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The same causes may produce cholera morbus; symptoms, violent vomiting and purging, faintness, and spasms in the arms and limbs.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
Cholera morbus is most prevalent in warm climates, and especially in malarial districts.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The result was an attack of cholera morbus.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Fever of a low typhoid type some times sets in after an attack of cholera morbus, and terminates fatally.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
But I am in dread trance is a thing might run through the house, the same as the cholera morbus.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
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In poetry:

July was a trifle unhealthy, — Pagett was ill with fear.
'Called it the "Cholera Morbus," hinted that life was dear.
He babbled of "Eastern Exile," and mentioned his home with tears;
But I haven't seen my children for close upon seven years.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling