- 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.
typh(us) + -oid
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Typhoid fever. adjective
also ty·phoi·dal (tī-foidˈl)
Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.
Origin: N., short for typhoid fever
Origin: . Adj., typh(us)
Origin: + -oid (from its resemblance to typhus)
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