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paratyphoid

[ par-uh-tahy-foid ]
/ ˌpær əˈtaɪ fɔɪd /
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noun

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

of or relating to paratyphoid.
resembling typhoid.

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Origin of paratyphoid

First recorded in 1900–05; para-1 + typhoid
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British Dictionary definitions for paratyphoid

paratyphoid
/ (ˌpærəˈtaɪfɔɪd) pathol /

adjective

resembling typhoid fever or its causative agent
of or relating to paratyphoid fever

noun

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Medical definitions for paratyphoid

paratyphoid
[ păr′ə-tīfoid′ ]

adj.

Resembling typhoid.
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