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paratyphoid

[par-uh-tahy-foid] /ˌpær əˈtaɪ fɔɪd/ 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
2.
of or relating to paratyphoid.
3.
resembling typhoid.
Origin of paratyphoid
1900-1905
1900-05; para-1 + typhoid
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Historical Examples
  • Several distinct varieties of paratyphoid bacilli have been discovered.

    Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan
  • At Amara, paratyphoid A was commonest in the troops coming down from the Front.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • Typhoid, and what was described as paratyphoid, fevers followed these maladies.

  • Especially is it true of meat poisoning epidemics that paratyphoid bacilli are found in causal relation with them.

    Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan
  • A bacillus belonging to the paratyphoid group was isolated from the stools of patients, but not from the dried codfish.

    Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan
British Dictionary definitions for paratyphoid

paratyphoid

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

paratyphoid par·a·ty·phoid (pār'ə-tī'foid')
adj.
Resembling typhoid.

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