typhoid

noun
ty·​phoid | \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce typhoid (audio) , (ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid \

Definition of typhoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a disease of domestic animals resembling human typhus or typhoid

typhoid

adjective

Definition of typhoid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of typhoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has a major research center in Siena that develops vaccines for diseases prevalent in poorer countries, like typhoid. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 During World War II, the U.S. military required their troops to be vaccinated against a number of diseases, including typhoid, tetanus and yellow fever. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 Oct. 2021 But even with widespread use of the vaccine — and improvements to water systems — typhoid is sneaky. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, 22 Sep. 2021 One by one, the diseases that people accepted as inevitable facts in life—dysentery, typhoid, typhus, to name a few more—became unacceptable in the developing world. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 7 Sep. 2021 There are cases of diseases, such as malaria or typhoid, that have vaccines or treatments in advanced economies yet continue to cause disease and even death in developing ones. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 17 Aug. 2021 Nearly 50 years ago, medical sociologists John and Sonja McKinlay examined death rates from 10 serious diseases: tuberculosis, scarlet fever, influenzae, pneumonia, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, smallpox, typhoid, and polio. Robert M. Kaplan, STAT, 12 July 2021 Leland and Jane Stanford, founders of the California university, consulted mediums to commune with Leland Jr., who died of typhoid at 15. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 3 June 2021 The college was named after his only son, who died from typhoid on a trip to Europe at the age of 15. New York Times, 26 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective With that painful lesson in mind, the U.S. Army made typhoid vaccinations compulsory during World War II. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Nov. 2021 The group compared results from another 14,000 children in Malawi who didn’t get the typhoid vaccine. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Other potentially fatal illnesses were also linked to milk, including diphtheria, typhoid and scarlet fever. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 My current yellow card lists rabies boosters, shingles shots, flu vaccine, typhoid vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis vaccine and yellow fever vaccine. Catherine Watson, Star Tribune, 22 Mar. 2021 His academic research partner, the medical historian Howard Markel, had written a book about the mistreatment of Jewish immigrants in New York during cholera and typhoid outbreaks in 1892. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Oct. 2020 His academic research partner, the medical historian Howard Markel, had written a book about the mistreatment of Jewish immigrants in New York during cholera and typhoid outbreaks in 1892. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Oct. 2020 His academic research partner, the medical historian Howard Markel, had written a book about the mistreatment of Jewish immigrants in New York during cholera and typhoid outbreaks in 1892. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Oct. 2020 His academic research partner, the medical historian Howard Markel, had written a book about the mistreatment of Jewish immigrants in New York during cholera and typhoid outbreaks in 1892. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of typhoid

Noun

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for typhoid

Adjective

New Latin typhus

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“Typhoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typhoid. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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typhoid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of typhoid

: a serious disease that is passed from one person to another in dirty food or water

typhoid

noun
ty·​phoid | \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce typhoid (audio) \

Kids Definition of typhoid

typhoid

adjective
ty·​phoid | \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid, (ˈ)tī-ˈ How to pronounce typhoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of typhoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

typhoid

noun

Medical Definition of typhoid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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