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typhoid fever

noun [U] uk   /ˌtaɪ.fɔɪdˈfiː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/ (also typhoid)
an infectious disease spread by dirty water and food, causing a high body temperature, red spots on the upper body, severe pains in the bowels, and sometimes death
Translations of “typhoid fever”
in French (fièvre) typhoïde…
in German der Typhus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷寒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤寒…
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