typhus

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From New Latin typhus, from Ancient Greek τῦφος ‎(tûphos, fever, stupor), from τύφω ‎(túphō, to smoke), from Proto-Indo-European *dhubh-, extended form of *dheu- ‎(scatter like dust).

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typhus

  1. (pathology) One of several similar diseases, characterised by high recurrent fever, caused by Rickettsiae bacteria. Not to be confused with typhoid fever.

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek; see above.

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typhus m ‎(plural typhus)

  1. typhus

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