typhoid

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noun

ty·​phoid ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce typhoid (audio)
(ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid
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: a disease of domestic animals resembling human typhus or typhoid

typhoid

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adjective

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: of, relating to, or suggestive of typhus
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[typhoid entry 1] : of, relating to, or constituting typhoid

Examples of typhoid in a Sentence

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Noun
Mary Mallon was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid who may have infected over 100 people. Mark Booth, CNN, 14 June 2024 Utah, for example, requires some cattle to test negative or be vaccinated for brucellosis, a bacterial infection, while Maryland requires chickens to test negative for pullorum disease and typhoid. Linda Qiu, New York Times, 20 May 2024
Adjective
Baker tracked her down five years later, working under an alias in the kitchen of Sloane Maternity Hospital, which was in the midst of a typhoid outbreak. Bessie Yuill, Discover Magazine, 2 July 2020 After testing positive for typhoid bacteria in 1907, she was forcibly moved to a quarantine facility on North Brother Island. Bessie Yuill, Discover Magazine, 2 July 2020 See all Example Sentences for typhoid 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin typhus

First Known Use

Noun

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of typhoid was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Typhoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typhoid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

typhoid

1 of 2 adjective
ty·​phoid ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce typhoid (audio)
(ˈ)tī-ˈfȯid
: of, relating to, or being typhoid fever

typhoid

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Medical Definition

typhoid

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: of, relating to, or suggestive of typhus
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: of, relating to, affected with, or constituting typhoid fever

typhoid

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: any of several diseases of domestic animals resembling human typhus or typhoid fever

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