- Also called typhoid fever. an infectious, often fatal, febrile disease, usually of the summer months, characterized by intestinal inflammation and ulceration, caused by the typhoid bacillus, which is usually introduced with food or drink.
Origin of typhoid
Examples from the Web for typhoid
Where better to test cultures of anthrax, typhoid, plague and tularemia than on an island in a sea in the middle of the desert?The Aral Sea's Disappearing Act
October 4, 2014
Cholera and typhoid fever are transmitted when I ingest contaminated food or drink.The CDC Was Wrong About How to Stop Ebola
October 1, 2014
Cholera and typhoid were rampant and overseers used pick handles to physically force miners into the shafts.Turkey's Tragedy and History's Worst Mining Accidents
May 14, 2014
Imagine clicking on the TV and catching a show called Cooking with Typhoid Mary.Among the True Believers
February 27, 2009
When I last wrote, on the Somme in 1915, I was sickening with typhoid fever.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
The doctor pronounced it typhoid and he was with us for nine weeks.The Harbor
I was passing on my way to see a poor labourer with typhoid.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
And did not he die of typhoid within two weeks of committing that foolishness?The Golden Woman
Typhoid and malarial cases, sent in from the lines, were also here in abundance.The Long Roll
- resembling typhus
- short for typhoid fever
Word Origin and History for typhoid
1800, literally "resembling typhus," from typhus + suffix from Greek -oeides "like," from eidos "form, shape" (see -oid). The noun is from 1861, a shortened form of typhoid fever (1845), so called because it was originally thought to be a variety of typhus. Typhoid Mary (1909) was Mary Mallon (d.1938), a typhoid carrier who worked as a cook and became notorious after it was learned she had unwittingly infected hundreds in U.S.
- Typhoid fever.
- Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.