Pronunciation: (tī'foid), [key] Pathol.
Also called ty'phoid fe'ver. an infectious, often fatal, febrile disease, usually of the summer months, characterized by intestinal inflammation and ulceration, caused by the typhoid bacillus, which is usually introduced with food or drink.
1. resembling typhus; typhous.
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