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typhoid

[tahy-foid] /ˈtaɪ fɔɪd/
noun
1.
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
2.
resembling typhus; typhous.
3.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; typh(us) + -oid
Related forms
antityphoid, adjective
pretyphoid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antityphoid

typhoid

/ˈtaɪfɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling typhus
noun
2.
short for typhoid fever
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Word Origin and History for antityphoid

typhoid

adj.

1800, literally "resembling typhus," from typhus + suffix from Greek -oeides "like," from eidos "form, shape" (see -oid). The noun is from 1861, a shortened form of typhoid fever (1845), so called because it was originally thought to be a variety of typhus. Typhoid Mary (1909) was Mary Mallon (d.1938), a typhoid carrier who worked as a cook and became notorious after it was learned she had unwittingly infected hundreds in U.S.

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antityphoid in Medicine

typhoid ty·phoid (tī'foid')
n.
Typhoid fever. adj. ty·phoi·dal (tī-foid'l)
Of, relating to, or resembling typhoid fever.

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