Meaning of “typhus” in the English Dictionary

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"typhus" in British English

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typhusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtaɪ.fəs/ us /ˈtaɪ.fəs/

an infectious disease spread by lice (= small insects that live on the body) causing a high body temperature, severe pains in the head, and purple spots on the body

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

"typhus" in American English

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typhusnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtɑɪ·fəs/

an infectious disease caused by organisms carried by lice and causing fever, severe pain in the head, and dark red spots on the body

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