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"typhus" in British English

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typhusnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.fəs/
an ​infectiousdiseasespread by ​lice (= ​smallinsects that ​live on the ​body)causing a high ​bodytemperature, ​severepains in the ​head, and ​purplespots on the ​body
(Definition of typhus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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typhusnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·fəs/
an ​infectiousdisease caused by ​organismscarried by ​lice and causing ​fever, ​severepain in the ​head, and ​darkredspots on the ​body
(Definition of typhus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “typhus”
in Spanish tifus…
in Vietnamese bệnh sốt…
in Malaysian tifus…
in Thai ไข้รากสาดใหญ่…
in French typhus…
in German der Flecktyphus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 斑疹伤寒(由虱子传播)…
in Indonesian tifus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斑疹傷寒(由蝨子傳播)…
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