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paratyphoid

adjective para·ty·phoid \ ˌper-ə-ˈtī-ˌfȯid , -(ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid , ˌpa-rə- \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of paratyphoid

1 : resembling typhoid fever
2 : of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative organisms
  • paratyphoid infection

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Origin and Etymology of paratyphoid

International Scientific Vocabulary


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paratyphoid

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Definition of paratyphoid

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

First Known Use of paratyphoid

1900

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paratyphoid

adjective para·ty·phoid \ ˌpar-ə-ˈtī-ˌfȯid, -(ˌ)tī-ˈ \

medical Definition of paratyphoid

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

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paratyphoid

noun

medical Definition of paratyphoid

: 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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