Definition: Meaning of, typhoid in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈtʌɪfɔɪd /

  • noun
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also typhoid fever [uncountable]
  1. a serious infectious disease that is caused by dirty food or drink
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typhoid used in phrases

  • Typhoid Mary
    1. (died 1938) an Irishwoman in the US who had the disease TYPHOID, and who was believed to have infected many people with it. The name is sometimes used to mean someone who is avoided because they are expected to cause a lot of trouble or problems.
  • typhoid bacillus (noun)
    1. a form of salmonella that causes typhoid fever
  • typhoid bacteriophage (noun)
    1. a bacteriophage specific for the bacterium Salmonella typhi
  • typhoid fever (noun)
    1. serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
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