paratyphoid

adjective
para·ty·phoid | \ ˌper-ə-ˈtī-ˌfȯid , -(ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paratyphoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : resembling typhoid fever

2 : of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative organisms paratyphoid infection

paratyphoid

noun

Definition of paratyphoid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

called also paratyphoid fever

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The marsh provided an environment for salmonella bacteria and other organisms capable of causing typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever. Allan B. Schwartz, Philly.com, "Medical Mystery: Did this president suffer a death by cherries?," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of paratyphoid

Adjective

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

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paratyphoid

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

Medical Definition of paratyphoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : resembling typhoid fever

2 : of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative bacteria paratyphoid infection

paratyphoid

noun

Medical Definition of paratyphoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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