- Archaic any typhuslike disorder
- an acute infectious disease caused by a bacillus (Salmonella typhi) and acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated by excreta: it was formerly considered a form of typhus and is characterized by fever, intestinal disorders, etc.in full typhoid fever
Origin of typhoidtyph(us) + -oid
Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.
Origin of typhoidN., short for typhoid fever. Adj., typh(us) + –oid (from its resemblance to typhus).
- (pathology) typhoid fever