from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Acute gastroenteritis occurring in summer and autumn and marked by severe cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. No longer in scientific use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea
New Latin : Latin cholera, jaundice + Latin morbus, disease.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)