Asiatic cholera, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease, originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps, pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of reaction of fever.Cholera bacillus. See Comma bacillus.Cholera infantum, a dangerous summer disease, of infants, caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and especially fatal in large cities.Cholera morbus, a disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.Chicken cholera. See under Chicken.Hog cholera. See under Hog.Sporadic cholera, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely becoming epidemic.

(Chol`er*a"ic) a. Relating to, or resulting from, or resembling, cholera.

(Chol"er*ic) a. [L. cholericus, Gr. : cf. F. cholérique.]

1. Abounding with, or producing choler, or bile. Dryden.

2. Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger.

3. Angry; indicating anger; excited by anger. "Choleric speech." Sir W. Raleigh.

Choleric temperament, the bilious temperament.

(Chol"er*ic*ly), adv. In a choleric manner; angrily.

(Chol"er*i*form`) a. [Cholera + -form.] Resembling cholera.

(Chol"er*ine) n. (Med.) (a) The precursory symptoms of cholera. (b) The first stage of epidemic cholera. (c) A mild form of cholera.

(Chol"er*oid), a. [Cholera + -oid.] Choleriform.

(Cho`les*ter"ic) a. [Cf. F. cholestérique.] Pertaining to cholesterin, or obtained from it; as, cholesteric acid. Ure.

Littré says that the word cholédologie is absolutely barbarous, there being no Greek word . A proper form would be cholology.

(Cho*le"ic) a. (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, bile; as, choleic acid.

(Chol"er) n. [OE. coler, F. colère anger, L. cholera a bilious complaint, fr. Gr. cholera, fr. bile. See Gall, and cf. Cholera.]

1. The bile; — formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of irascibility. [Obs.]

His [Richard Hooker's] complexion . . . was sanguine, with a mixture of choler; and yet his motion was slow.
I. Warton.

2. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.

He is rash and very sudden in choler.

(Chol"er*a) n. [L., a bilious disease. See Choler.] (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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