• WordNet 3.6
    • n cholera an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cholera (Med) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cholera An infectious and often rapidly fatal disease, prevailing epidemically, generally preceded by a diarrhea, and marked by violent purging of watery stools with flocculent particles suspended in them (“rice-water stools”), vomiting, cramps, especially in the legs and abdominal walls, and profound collapse: specifically termed Asiatic cholera. In cholera, as in typhoid fever, the morbific particles, probably living germs, seem, as a rule, to be transmitted by emanation or exhalation from the stools of the patient. They are destroyed by boiling. The period of incubation is short, from a few hours to two or three days. Cholera is endemic in India, and at different periods it has swept as an epidemic with great violence over Asia and (since 1829) over Europe and America.
    • n cholera An acute disorder of the digestive organs, not epidemic, marked by vomiting, purging, colic, and cramps in the legs and abdominal walls, with considerable exhaustion, mostly confined to the hotter months, and frequently due to errors of diet: specifically called sporadic cholera and cholera morbus.
    • n cholera A destructive infectious disease of fowls, characterized by a yellow or green diarrhea, with an offensive odor, and great weakness and speedy death. It is held to be caused by a bacterium, and is promoted by uncleanliness. Usually called chicken-cholera or fowl-cholera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cholera kol′ėr-a a highly infectious and deadly disease characterised by bilious vomiting and purging
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a bilious disease. See Choler
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. cholera.


In literature:

Through intestinal secretions; e.g., typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, etc.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
So there is cholera in the land, and fear of cholera.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
Those were the cholera days of '49.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
James K. Polk was stricken with a slight attack of cholera in the spring of 1849, while on a boat going up the Mississippi River.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
In the year 1853, cholera, after having committed serious ravages in many parts of Europe, visited Scotland.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Contagious diseases, such as Cholera and Pleuropneumonia also produce abortion.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Just at this time, in 1831, the cholera broke out in her native city.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Amazons, cholera in the, 192.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
Towels and water are ready, and pajamas and cholera belt are on the pillow of the cot.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
Acute indigestion is, as a general rule, the forerunner of cholera infantum.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Unmarried men and persons dying of cholera are buried, the head being placed to the north.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
When Daniel was about sixteen years of age, the cholera broke out for the first time in Goobbe.
"Old Daniel" by Thomas Hodson
We can't stay here long and run the risk of cholera.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
The cholera is unknown here, although its ravages in the south-western country were, and in fact are, terrible.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
The cholera has been just awful!
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
A short time afterwards he was suddenly carried off by cholera.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
One of the passengers sick and he feared it was the cholera.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
A Board of Health had come with the cholera panic in 1866.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The result depressed him greatly; he was attacked with cholera, and died on the 28th.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria

In poetry:

Cholera came; her lover died,
Want drove her to the streets again,
And women found her there, who tried
To turn her beauty into gain.
"Story Of Lilavanti" by Laurence Hope
Since the last cholera epidemic
When his daughter was brusquely swept away
— It is just a year ago today
Captain Kio-tsu has greatly changed.
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
Strange rites here, where the archway's shade is deeper,
Are consummated in the river bed;
Parias steal the rotten railway sleeper
To burn the bodies of their cholera dead.
"The Garden" by Laurence Hope
The cholera's wan'ering roun' us this while,
An' I watna hoo sune it may come to our isle,
Whan, on Sabbath, instead o' a ride on the rail,
We may follow the deid-cart wi' greeting an' wail.
"Rhymes For The Times: I: 1865" by Janet Hamilton
"Blades" tough and hearty a week ago,
Who tippled and danced and laughed,
Are "suddenly taken," and some quite low
With an epidemical illness, you know:
"What!--Zounds!--the cholera?" you quiz;--no--no--
The doctors call it the "Draft."
"The Draft" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
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

In news:

'Baseball in the Time of Cholera ' in Haiti.
Screening of 'Baseball in the Time Of Cholera .
Officials in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are preparing for a long campaign against cholera , the water-borne disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people in the two neighboring Caribbean countries.
Dominican Republic, Haiti in 10-year cholera fight.
Dominican Republic, Haiti plan 10-year fight against deadly cholera .
Notre Dame fights cholera epidemic.
Milestones in Combating Cholera .
Haiti sees wee rise in cholera after TS Isaac.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says it has seen a "slight rise" in the number of cholera cases following the recent passage of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The cholera outbreak hit Granma Province the hardest.
Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry.
The UN's cholera epidemic in Haiti.
Cholera Epidemic Envelops Coastal Slums in West Africa.
Humanitarian officials say the death toll from a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone has risen to 217 people.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — An outbreak of cholera in Sierra Leone has infected more than 10,000 people and killed at least 176, authorities said as they appealed for international assistance.

In science:

The third data set we analyzed is the Cholera data first analyzed by McKendrick .
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Table 5 shows the number of patients per household suffering from cholera in a village in India in 1920’s.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
For the UTI and Cholera data the determination is clear: Substantial zero inflation is present.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
It is seen that for the Cholera and UTI data that 0 is not in the intervals.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Note that the credible and HPD sets are close for the cholera data indicating symmetry, but for the other two data sets the difference in the intervals suggests some left skewing, more for Terror than for Cholera.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution