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typhoid

noun ty·phoid \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid , (ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid \
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

Definition of typhoid

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

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First Known Use of typhoid

1837

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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typhoid

adjective

Definition of typhoid

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

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Origin and Etymology of typhoid

New Latin typhus


TYPHOID Defined for English Language Learners

typhoid

Definition of typhoid for English Language Learners

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


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typhoid

noun ty·phoid \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid \

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typhoid

adjective ty·phoid \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid, (ˈ)tī-ˈ \

medical Definition of typhoid

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

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typhoid

noun

medical Definition of typhoid

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


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