Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Typhoid fever.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.

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  • n. typhoid fever

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to typhus; resembling typhus; of a low grade like typhus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling typhus: noting a specific continued fever.
  • n. Typhoid fever. See fever.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water

Etymologies

N., short for typhoid fever. Adj., typh(us) + -oid (from its resemblance to typhus).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Travel for more thansix weeks in countries where typhoid is common.

    Typhoid Vaccine

  • Neither cholera nor typhoid is a picnic, I assure you.

    On Preventive Medicine in Mexico

  • The intestinal parasites can be easily treated, typhoid is more problematic, especially if you fail to detect and treat it at an interim stage.

    How Y�ll Doin� ?

  • If you are traveling to a country where typhoid is common, you should consider being vaccinated against typhoid.

    Typhoid

  • I never realized that typhoid is a form of salmonella!

    Treating Veggies and Fruit

  • One of the symptoms that is most commonly associated with is the fever, giving the name typhoid fever.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2006

  • But I do have to wonder how that know they contracted typhoid from a street vendor and not from something they brought into their own home.

    Street Vendors

  • However, before long physicians will discard much from our present medical onomatology that is ridiculous, absurd, incorrect, in short, unscientific, as, for instance, the designation typhoid fever.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

  • PESCA: Beale is also called a typhoid, a plague and smallpox.

    'Mad As Hell': Behind a Political-Season Refrain

  • [Footnote: The word typhoid means "resembling typhus," and in Europe this term is correctly employed to designate a somnolent or other general condition in all kinds of feverish diseases which remind one of typhus symptoms.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

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