Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Typhoid fever.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Of or pertaining to typhus; resembling typhus; of a low grade like typhus.
  • adjective a disease formerly confounded with typhus, but essentially different from the latter. It is characterized by fever, lasting usually three or more weeks, diarrhæa with evacuations resembling pea soup in appearance, and prostration and muscular debility, gradually increasing and often becoming profound at the acme of the disease. Its local lesions are a scanty eruption of spots, resembling flea bites, on the belly, enlargement of the spleen, and ulceration of the intestines over the areas occupied by Peyer's glands. The virus, or contagion, of this fever is supposed to be a microscopic vegetable organism, or bacterium. Called also enteric fever. See Peyer's glands.
  • adjective a condition common to many diseases, characterized by profound prostration and other symptoms resembling those of typhus.

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  • noun pathology typhoid fever

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

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

Etymologies

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

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

Examples

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

    Typhoid Vaccine

  • 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� ?

  • 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

  • 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

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