• WordNet 3.6
    • n typhoid serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid
    • a Typhoid (Med) Of or pertaining to typhus; resembling typhus; of a low grade like typhus; as, typhoid symptoms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • typhoid Resembling typhus: noting a specific continued fever.
    • n typhoid Typhoid fever. See fever.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Typhoid tī′foid pertaining to a widely-spread form of enteric or intestinal fever, long confounded with typhus, on account of the characteristic rash of rose-coloured spots—now proved to depend on defective hygienic conditions, and particularly on imperfect disposal of excreta—also Typhoid Fever
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Typhus, + -oid,: cf. F. typhoïde, Gr. . See Typhus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. typhōdēstyphos, smoke, eidos, likeness. Cf. Typhus.


In literature:

A critical case of typhoid, and nobody in the house that understands such illness.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Unfortunately, I fell ill of an attack of typhoid fever in Florence, and had to stay there these two months.
"The Silent House" by Fergus Hume
With the exception of typhoid fever at six or seven years, he was never ill before.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
I had been ill with typhoid fever.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
If you are convalescing from typhoid fever, you are likely to have a ravenous appetite.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
The doctor informed me that he was an unidentified charity patient suffering with typhoid fever and was evidently insane.
"Born Again" by Alfred Lawson
We had hardly got settled when in September my son was stricken with typhoid fever.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The white man kills the Negro with tuberculosis and typhoid fever.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Typhoid, how to keep from spreading, IV, 625; how to prevent getting, IV, 624; symptoms of, IV, 623; vaccine in, IV, 654.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Every year 300,000 people in the United States enlist under the typhoid banner.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
But I was laid up in Paris with an attack of typhoid.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Typhoid is pretty slow, but she has a good nurse in Hannah, and I don't doubt she'll pull through.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
Before the boy had got the green shade off his afflicted eyes, Cass was laid low with typhoid fever.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Typhoid has him in tight grip.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
There was an epidemic of typhoid down there.
"In Happy Valley" by John Fox
Makes me sort of a male Typhoid Mary, doesn't it?
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Years after the other man, dying of typhoid, confessed to a priest that he had lied, and forged letters.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I provided some nourishment, and the next time I called, the mother was lying ill with typhoid fever.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
It was toward the end of January before Cornelia was well enough to be about in the old way, after her typhoid fever.
"The Coast of Bohemia" by William Dean Howells
If these are found, the suggestion of typhoid is verified.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman

In news:

The way players are dropping down in College Park, it's like the orthopedic version of typhoid fever is sweeping through this team.
Study backs new drug for typhoid in poor countries.
A large trial comparing treatments for typhoid has backed the use of gatifloxacin, an antibiotic launched by Bristol Myers Squibb in the United States but withdrawn amid worries about side effects.
Health department eradicated typhoid in first 10 years.
Controlling the Typhoid Epidemic Plaguing Sub-Saharan Africa.
"Woman Cook a Walking Typhoid Fever Factory," said the headline in a New York City newspaper in 1907.
Typhoid vaccinations given after 2011 might not actually protect against typhoid .
UK says Sanofi, Merck recall some typhoid vaccine batches.
Merck & Co, has recalled some batches of its typhoid vaccine because of concerns about effectiveness, Britain's drug regulator said on Monday.
Typhoid hits Mutai before London Marathon defense.
More than 1,500 typhoid cases treated in outbreak.
Zimbabwe is reporting up to 50 new cases of typhoid per day in an outbreak centered on a Harare township and blamed on poor water and sanitation conditions.
Typhoid Adware Could Spell Trouble at Internet Cafes.
Eithne McGuiness in " Typhoid Mary".