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paratyphoid

[par-uh-tahy-foid]Pathology
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noun
  1. Also called paratyphoid fever. an infectious disease, similar in some of its symptoms to typhoid fever but usually milder, caused by any of several bacilli of the genus Salmonella other than S. typhi.
adjective
  1. of or relating to paratyphoid.
  2. resembling typhoid.

Origin of paratyphoid

First recorded in 1900–05; para-1 + typhoid
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Examples from the Web for paratyphoid

Historical Examples

  • At Amara, paratyphoid A was commonest in the troops coming down from the Front.

    In Mesopotamia

    Martin Swayne

  • Typhoid, and what was described as paratyphoid, fevers followed these maladies.

  • Several distinct varieties of paratyphoid bacilli have been discovered.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan

  • A bacillus belonging to the paratyphoid group was isolated from the stools of patients, but not from the dried codfish.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan

  • Especially is it true of meat poisoning epidemics that paratyphoid bacilli are found in causal relation with them.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan


British Dictionary definitions for paratyphoid

paratyphoid

adjective
  1. resembling typhoid fever or its causative agent
  2. of or relating to paratyphoid fever
noun
  1. See paratyphoid fever
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paratyphoid in Medicine

paratyphoid

(păr′ə-tīfoid′)
adj.
  1. Resembling typhoid.
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