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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)

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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)
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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