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.
  1. of or relating to paratyphoid.
  2. resembling typhoid.

Origin of paratyphoid

First recorded in 1900–05; para-1 + typhoid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for paratyphoid


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


  1. Resembling typhoid.
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