Meaning of cholera infantum

chol'era in•fan'tum

Pronunciation: (in-fan'tum), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in infants, not of the same cause as cholera but having somewhat similar characteristics.
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