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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Origin of typhoid
N., short for typhoid fever Adj., typh(us)–oid (from its resemblance to typhus)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Typhoid Sentence Examples
Typhoid and pulmonary diseases are common.
Cultures of the typhoid organism planted at a depth of 18 in.
He died in London of typhoid fever on the 27th of June 1883, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Such drainage as had at one time existed was allowed to get choked up, giving rise to typhoid fever of a virulent type.
Epidemics of smallpox and typhoid occur; and leprosy, imported from the Orange River and Cape Colonies, has taken firm hold on the Basuto, of whom about 9r per too() are sufferers from this disease.