typhus


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

Pronunciation: / ˈtʌɪfəs /

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  1. a serious infectious disease carried by insects that live on the bodies of people and animals
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typhus used in phrases

  • endemic typhus (noun)
    1. acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
  • murine typhus (noun)
    1. acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
  • rat typhus (noun)
    1. acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
  • scrub typhus (noun)
    1. transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
  • typhus fever (noun)
    1. rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
  • urban typhus (noun)
    1. acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
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