typhoid

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From typhus +‎ -oid, compare with Ancient Greek τυϕώδης (tuphṓdēs)

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typhoid (not comparable)

  1. characterised by or relating to typhus

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typhoid (plural typhoids)

  1. (pathology) Short for typhoid fever.
    • 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 378:
      Typhoid may not worry people as it once did, but it still affects more than 20 million people a year around the world.
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