typhoid fever


typhoid fever

noun

Definition of TYPHOID FEVER

:  a communicable disease marked especially by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium (Salmonella typhi)

First Known Use of TYPHOID FEVER

1829

typhoid fever

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TYPHOID FEVER

: a communicable disease marked by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, splenomegaly, eruption of rose-colored spots, leukopenia, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. typhi)

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