typhoid fever

noun

Definition of typhoid fever

: a communicable disease marked especially by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium (Salmonella typhi)

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First Known Use of typhoid fever

1829


TYPHOID FEVER Defined for Kids

typhoid fever

noun

Definition of typhoid fever for Students

: a disease that spreads through contaminated food and water and in which there is fever, diarrhea, and great weakness

Medical Dictionary

typhoid fever

noun

medical Definition of typhoid fever

: a communicable disease marked by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, splenomegaly, eruption of rose-colored spots, leukopenia, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. typhi)


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