typhoid fever
noun Date: 1829 a communicable disease marked especially by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium (Salmonella typhi)

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  • Typhoid fever — Typhoid Ty phoid, a. [Typhus + oid: cf. F. typho[ i]de, Gr. ?. See {Typhus}.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to typhus; resembling typhus; of a low grade like typhus; as, typhoid symptoms. [1913 Webster] {Typhoid fever}, a disease formerly confounded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Typhoid fever — Infobox Disease Name = Typhoid fever Caption = Salmonella typhi bacteria DiseasesDB = 27829 ICD10 = ICD10|A|01|0|a|00 ICD9 = ICD9|002 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = oph eMedicineTopic = 686 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|med|2331 |… …   Wikipedia

  • typhoid fever — ▪ disease also called  typhoid   acute infectious disease caused by a specific serotype of the bacterium Salmonella typhi. The bacterium usually enters the body through the mouth by the ingestion of contaminated food or water, penetrates the… …   Universalium

  • Typhoid fever — An acute illness with fever caused by infection with the Salmonella Typhi bacteria contracted from contaminated water and food. The disease has an insidious onset characterized by fever, headache, constipation, malaise, chills, and myalgia… …   Medical dictionary

  • typhoid fever — vidurių šiltinė statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Ūminė užkrečiamoji liga. Vidurių šiltinę sukelia bakterijos. Užkrato šaltinis – ligonis arba sveikas bakterijų nešiotojas, kuris išskiria vidurių šiltinės sukėlėjus su… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • typhoid fever — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • typhoid fever — noun serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water • Syn: ↑typhoid, ↑enteric fever • Hypernyms: ↑infectious disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • typhoid fever — noun An illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. Not to be confused with typhus. Syn: enteric fever See Also: paratyphoid fever …   Wiktionary

  • typhoid fever — an infection of the digestive system by the bacterium Salmonella typhi, causing general weakness, high fever, a rash of red spots on the chest and abdomen, chills, sweating, and in serious cases inflammation of the spleen and bones, delirium, and …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • typhoid fever — /taɪfɔɪd ˈfivə / (say tuyfoyd feevuh) noun an infectious febrile disease, sometimes fatal if untreated, characterised by intestinal inflammation and ulceration, due to the typhoid bacillus, Salmonella typhi, which is usually introduced with… …   Australian English dictionary

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