Definition of typhoid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtaɪfɔɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪfɔɪd//
(less frequent typhoid fever) [uncountable]
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a serious infectious disease that causes fever, red spots on the chest and severe pain in the bowels, and sometimes causes death a typhoid epidemic Word Originearly 19th cent.: from typhus + -oid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: typhoid

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