Meaning of “typhoid fever” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"typhoid fever" in British English

See all translations

typhoid fevernoun [ U ]

uk /ˌtaɪ.fɔɪd ˈfiː.vər/ us /ˌtaɪ.fɔɪd ˈfiː.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

(Definition of “typhoid fever” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"typhoid (fever)" in American English

See all translations

typhoid (fever)noun [ U ]

us /ˈtɑɪ·fɔɪd (ˈfi·vər)/

an infectious disease spread by bacteria, esp. in water and food, causing fever and severe pain in the bowels

(Definition of “typhoid (fever)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)