Which two words are peculiarly similar in Latin - one was used to describe the maw to the intestinal fundibulum, whereas the other term meant to become testy and lose one's temper?
#89098. Asked by tragic_flawed. (Nov 27 07 2:41 AM)
The latin word "cholera" is the root for the following:|
choleric - "Easily angered; bad-tempered.
Showing or expressing anger."
(choler which is excreted from the gall bladder into the intestines.)
choler - "Obsolete bile: in medieval times yellow bile was considered to be one of the four humors of the body and the source of anger and irritability"
cholera - "(pathology) Any of several acute infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration"
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