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  • n. See typhoid fever.

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  • adj. typhoid fever.

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

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  • "... they were going to a seat of war, where men had died and were still dying in their scores from cholera, enteric fever, shot and shell."
    —Annabel Venning, Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters Past and Present (London: Headline, 2005), 184

    May 11, 2010