Definition of cholerine in English:

cholerine

noun

Medicine
  • 1Relatively mild diarrhoeal illness occurring in a population during an epidemic of cholera; specifically epidemic cholera in a mild form. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Especially in the terminology of W. Farr: the causative agent of cholera. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The London Medical Gazette. From cholera + -ine, in sense 1 after French cholérine.

Pronunciation

cholerine

/ˈkɒlərʌɪn//ˈkɒlərin/