paratyphoid

[par-uh-tahy-foid]Pathology
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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British Dictionary definitions for paratyphoid fever

paratyphoid fever

noun
  1. pathol a disease resembling but less severe than typhoid fever, characterized by chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella

paratyphoid

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

paratyphoid fever

[păr′ə-tīfoid′]
n.
  1. An acute intestinal disease, similar to typhoid fever but less severe, caused by food contaminated with bacteria of the genus Salmonella.enteric fever

paratyphoid

[păr′ə-tīfoid′]
adj.
  1. Resembling typhoid.
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