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Meaning of typhus

ty•phus

Pronunciation: (tī'fus), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an acute, infectious disease caused by several species of Rickettsia, transmitted by lice and fleas, and characterized by acute prostration, headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body. Also called
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