typhoid

[ tahy-foid ]
/ ˈtaɪ fɔɪd /
Pathology

noun

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.

adjective

resembling typhus; typhous.

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Origin of typhoid

First recorded in 1790–1800; typh(us) + -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM typhoid

an·ti·ty·phoid, adjectivepre·ty·phoid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for typhoid

typhoid
/ (ˈtaɪfɔɪd) pathol /

adjective Also: typhoidal

resembling typhus

noun

short for typhoid fever
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Medical definitions for typhoid

typhoid
[ tīfoid′ ]

n.

Typhoid fever.

adj.

Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.
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