paratyphoid

1 of 2

adjective

para·​ty·​phoid ˌper-ə-ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce paratyphoid (audio)
-(ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid,
ˌpa-rə-
1
: resembling typhoid fever
2
: of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative organisms
paratyphoid infection

paratyphoid

2 of 2

noun

: a salmonellosis that resembles typhoid fever and is commonly contracted by eating contaminated food

called also paratyphoid fever

Examples of paratyphoid in a Sentence

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Adjective
The marsh provided an environment for salmonella bacteria and other organisms capable of causing typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever. Allan B. Schwartz, Philly.com, 3 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

Adjective

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paratyphoid was in 1898

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“Paratyphoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paratyphoid. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

paratyphoid

1 of 2 adjective
para·​ty·​phoid ˌpar-ə-ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce paratyphoid (audio)
-(ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid
1
: resembling typhoid fever
2
: of or relating to paratyphoid or the bacteria that cause it

paratyphoid

2 of 2 noun
: a disease caused by bacteria, resembling typhoid fever, and usually occurring from eating contaminated food

Medical Definition

paratyphoid

1 of 2 adjective
1
: resembling typhoid fever
2
: of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative bacteria
paratyphoid infection

paratyphoid

2 of 2 noun
: any of numerous salmonelloses (as necrotic enteritis) that resemble typhoid fever and are commonly contracted by eating contaminated food

called also paratyphoid fever

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