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"typhoid fever" in British English

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typhoid fevernoun [U]

uk   /ˌtaɪ.fɔɪdˈfiː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/ (also typhoid)
an ​infectiousdiseasespread by ​dirtywater and ​food, ​causing a high ​bodytemperature, ​redspots on the ​upperbody, ​severepains in the ​bowels, and sometimes ​death
(Definition of typhoid fever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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typhoid (fever)noun [U]

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·fɔɪd (ˈfi·vər)/
an ​infectiousdiseasespread by ​bacteria, esp. in ​water and ​food, causing fever and ​severepain in the ​bowels
(Definition of typhoid (fever) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “typhoid fever”
in French (fièvre) typhoïde…
in German der Typhus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤寒…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷寒…
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