Meaning of paratyphoid

par•a•ty•phoid

Pronunciation: (par"u-tī'foid), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
—n.
  1. Also calledan 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.
  1. of or pertaining to paratyphoid.
  2. resembling typhoid.
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