putrid fever
Typhus Ty"phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.] (Med.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also called {jail fever}, {famine fever}, {putrid fever}, {spottled fever}, etc. See {Jail fever}, under {Jail}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Putrid fever — Putrid Pu trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; said of animal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putrid fever — noun (obsolete medicine) Typhus • • • Main Entry: ↑putrefy …   Useful english dictionary

  • putrid fever — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Putrid — Pu trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; said of animal or vegetable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Putrid sore throat — Putrid Pu trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See {Pus}, {Foul}, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; said of animal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putrid — early 15c., from L. putridus, from putrere to rot, from putris rotten, crumbling, related to putere to stink, from PIE root *pu to rot, stink (see PUS (Cf. pus)). First in reference to putrid fever, an old name for typhus. Related: Putrification …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fever, puerperal — Fever that lasts for more than 24 hours within the first 10 days after a woman has had a baby. Puerperal fever is due to an infection, most often of the placental site within the uterus. If the infection involves the bloodstream, it constitutes… …   Medical dictionary

  • famine fever — Typhus Ty phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.] (Med.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jail fever — Typhus Ty phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.] (Med.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spottled fever — Typhus Ty phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.] (Med.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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