Typhoid definition

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Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.
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(archaic) Any typhuslike disorder.
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Relating to or resembling typhoid fever.
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(pathology) Typhoid fever.
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Typhoid fever.
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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.
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Typhoid fever.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
typhoid
Plural:
typhoids

Origin of typhoid

  • N., short for typhoid fever Adj., typh(us) –oid (from its resemblance to typhus)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition