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Meaning of TYPHOID

Pronunciation:  'tIfoyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water

TYPHOID is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: enteric fever, typhoid fever
 See Also: infectious disease



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

{Typhoid fever}, a disease formerly confounded with typhus,
   but essentially different from the latter. It is
   characterized by fever, lasting usually three or more
   weeks, diarrh[ae]a with evacuations resembling pea soup in
   appearance, and prostration and muscular debility,
   gradually increasing and often becoming profound at the
   acme of the disease. Its local lesions are a scanty
   eruption of spots, resembling flea bites, on the belly,
   enlargement of the spleen, and ulceration of the
   intestines over the areas occupied by Peyer's glands. The
   virus, or contagion, of this fever is supposed to be a
   microscopic vegetable organism, or bacterium. Called also
   {enteric fever}. See {Peyer's glands}.

{Typhoid state}, a condition common to many diseases,
   characterized by profound prostration and other symptoms
   resembling those of typhus.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have typhoid means that you need to be cautious of your surroundings and be on alert for rivals meant to do you harm.