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 for Cholera bacillus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comma \Com"ma\, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ?
     clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. Capon.]
     1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of
        a sentence, written or printed.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major
        and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Comma bacillus (Physiol.), a variety of bacillus shaped
        like a comma, found in the intestines of patients
        suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having
        a special relation to the disease; -- called also cholera
        bacillus.
  
     Comma butterfly (Zool.), an American butterfly ({Grapta
        comma), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under
        side of the wings.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cholera \Chol"er*a\, n. [L., a bilious disease. See Choler.]
     (Med.)
     One of several diseases affecting the digestive and
     intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the
     one commonly called Asiatic cholera.
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     Asiatic cholera, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease,
        originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more
        filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or
        specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized
        by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps,
        pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a
        state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of
        reaction of fever.
  
     Cholera bacillus. See Comma bacillus.
  
     Cholera infantum, a dangerous summer disease, of infants,
        caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and
        especially fatal in large cities.
  
     Cholera morbus, a disease characterized by vomiting and
        purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by
        imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.
  
     Chicken cholera. See under Chicken.
  
     Hog cholera. See under Hog.
  
     Sporadic cholera, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic
        cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely
        becoming epidemic.
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