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cholera Saltos de línea: chol|era
Pronunciación: /ˈkɒlərə/

Definición de cholera en inglés:


[mass noun]
An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhoea.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Many of these regions also suffer from epidemics of other infectious diseases such as cholera and malaria.
  • Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera.
  • Pasteur went on to discover vaccinations for chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, anthrax and rabies.


Late Middle English (originally denoting bile and later applied to various ailments involving vomiting and diarrhoea): from Latin (see choler). The current sense dates from the early 19th century.

  • melancholy from Middle English:

    According to the medieval theory of the four humours ( see humour), melancholy or black bile caused depression. The word goes back to Greek melankholia, from melas ‘black’ (source of mid 19th-century melanin and melanoma) and kholē ‘bile’ (source of cholera (Late Middle English), choleric (Middle English), and cholesterol (late 19th century)). Today it tends to refer to a pensive or moody sadness rather than deep depression.

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