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Etymology

1. typhus

noun. ['ˈtaɪfəs'] rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever.

Synonyms

  • murine typhus
  • typhus fever
  • rickettsiosis
  • endemic typhus
  • rickettsial disease
  • rat typhus

Etymology

  • typhus (Latin)
  • τῦφος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Typhus

  • dreyfus
  • ifas

Example sentences of the word typhus


1. Noun, singular or mass
Scrub typhus is a serious condition that can pass to humans from mites and lice.

2. Adverb
However, human fleas can transmit typhus.

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