paratyphoid

paratyphoid
SYN: p. fever.

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para·ty·phoid .par-ə-'tī-.fȯid, -(.)tī-' adj
1) resembling typhoid fever
2) of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative organisms <\paratyphoid infection>
paratyphoid n any of numerous salmonelloses (as necrotic enteritis) that resemble typhoid fever and are commonly contracted by eating contaminated food called also paratyphoid fever

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para·ty·phoid (par″ə-tiґfoid) [para- + typhoid] 1. see under fever. 2. infection due to organisms of the genus Salmonella belonging to any serovar but Typhi. See also salmonellosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • paratyphoid — [par΄ə tī′foid΄] adj. [ PARA 1 + TYPHOID] designating, of, or causing an infectious disease closely resembling typhoid fever but usually milder and caused by bacteria (genus Salmonella) n. paratyphoid fever …   English World dictionary

  • paratyphoid — I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1902 1. resembling typhoid fever 2. of or relating to paratyphoid or its causative organisms < paratyphoid infection > II. noun Date: 1902 a salmonellosis that resembles typhoid… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paratyphoid — /par euh tuy foyd/, Pathol. n. 1. Also called paratyphoid fever. an infectious disease, similar in some of its symptoms to typhoid fever but usually milder, caused by any of several bacilli of the genus Salmonella other than S. typhi. adj. 2. of… …   Universalium

  • paratyphoid — 1. adjective Resembling typhoid. 2. noun paratyphoid fever …   Wiktionary

  • paratyphoid — par•a•ty•phoid [[t]ˌpær əˈtaɪ fɔɪd[/t]] n. 1) pat Also called par′aty′phoid fe′ver. an infectious disease, similar in some of its symptoms to typhoid fever but usu. milder, caused by any of several bacilli of the genus Salmonella other than S.… …   From formal English to slang

  • paratyphoid — /pærəˈtaɪfɔɪd/ (say paruh tuyfoyd) adjective denoting or relating to paratyphoid fever …   Australian-English dictionary

  • paratyphoid — par·a·ty·phoid || ‚pærÉ™ taɪfɔɪd n. infectious disease resembling typhoid fever, milder form of typhoid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paratyphoid — noun a fever resembling typhoid, caused by related bacteria …   English new terms dictionary

  • paratyphoid — noun (U) a disease that causes fever and severe pain in your intestine …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paratyphoid — para·typhoid …   English syllables

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