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paratyphoid

[par-uh-tahy-foid] /ˌpær əˈtaɪ fɔɪd/
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 pertaining to paratyphoid.
3.
resembling typhoid.
Origin
1900-1905
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

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

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

paratyphoid fever par·a·ty·phoid fever (pār'ə-tī'foid')
n.
An acute intestinal disease, similar to typhoid fever but less severe, caused by food contaminated with bacteria of the genus Salmonella. Also called enteric fever.

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Encyclopedia Article for paratyphoid fever

infectious disease similar to typhoid, though usually milder, caused by any of several organisms: Salmonella paratyphi (paratyphoid A), S. schottmulleri (paratyphoid B), or S. hirschfeldii (paratyphoid C). The means of infection, spread, clinical course, pathology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment are similar to those for typhoid.

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