cholera infantum

cholera infantum

[in-fan-tuhm]
noun Pathology.
an often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in infants, not of the same cause as cholera but having somewhat similar characteristics.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; < Neo-Latin: cholera of infants

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cholera infantum

noun
often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms 
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