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typhoid

[ tahy-foid ]
/ ˈtaɪ fɔɪd /
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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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