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

  • noun An acute, highly infectious disease caused by a bacillus (Salmonella typhi) transmitted chiefly by contaminated food or water and characterized by high fever, headache, coughing, intestinal hemorrhaging, and rose-colored spots on the skin.

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  • noun pathology An illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. Not to be confused with typhus.

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

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