Etymology
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typhoid (adj.)

1800, literally "resembling typhus," from typhus + -oid. The noun is from 1861, a shortened form of typhoid fever (1845), so called because it originally was thought to be a variety of typhus. Typhoid Mary (1909) was Mary Mallon (d.1938), a typhoid carrier who worked as a cook and became notorious after it was learned she unwittingly had infected hundreds in U.S.

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Definitions of typhoid

typhoid (n.)
serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water;
Synonyms: typhoid fever / enteric fever
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