Definition of typhoid in English:

typhoid

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪfɔɪd
 
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noun

(also typhoid fever) [mass noun]
  • An infectious bacterial fever with an eruption of red spots on the chest and abdomen and severe intestinal irritation.
    • Typhoid is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi: Gram-negative rods
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    • Other diagnoses included diarrhoeal disease, dengue fever, typhoid, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, brucellosis, acute myeloid leukaemia, and infectious mononucleosis.
    • For example bacteria in unpasteurized milk have been known to infect those who drink it with polio, tuberculosis, typhoid, diphtheria, undulant fever, and foot and mouth disease.
    • In Liberia, the major health issue is infectious diseases, including yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, polio and malaria.

Derivatives

typhoidal

adjective
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  • Clinical manifestations of tularemia can be divided into various syndromes, including ulceroglandular (the most common), oculoglandular, oropharyngeal/gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, and typhoidal tularemia.
  • Another, rarer form of salmonella, typhoidal salmonella, is carried only by humans and is usually transmitted through direct contact with the fecal matter of an infected person.
  • Tularemia can present in ulceroglandular, glandular, oculoglandular, oropharyngeal, typhoidal, or pneumonic forms.

Origin

early 19th century: from typhus + -oid.

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