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S. typhi


a form of salmonella that causes typhoid fever


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)


S. typhi*
(* S. typhi may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Salmonella enterica [species] | Salmonella typhi [species] | typhoid bacillus | S. enterica [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Salmonella enterica [species] | Salmonella choleraesuis

a rod-shaped flagellated, facultative anaerobic, Gram-negative bacterium, and a member of the genus Salmonella. Most cases of salmonellosis are caused by food infected with S. enterica, which often infects cattle and poultry, though also other animals ... (36 of 1001 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Salmonella enterica

Oxford Dictionary:

typhoid | typhoid fever | Salmonella typhi [species] | typhoidal [derived]

an infectious bacterial fever with an eruption of red spots on the chest and abdomen and severe intestinal irritation.; Typhoid is caused by the ... (24 of 69 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

typhoid | enteric fever | typhoid fever [sense-specific] | Salmonella typhi [species, sense-specific] | typhoidal [adjective, related]

[archaic] any typhuslike disorder | an acute infectious disease caused by a bacillus and acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated by excreta: ... (22 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

typhoid fever | enteric fever | Salmonella typhi [species]

An acute, highly infectious disease caused by a bacillus "(Salmonella typhi") transmitted chiefly by contaminated food or water and characterized by ... (21 of 40 words)



typhoid fever | Salmonella typhi [species]

a communicable disease marked especially by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium (18 of 40 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/typhoid fever

Random House Dictionary:

typhoid bacillus

the bacterium "Salmonella typhosa", causing typhoid fever. (7 of 9 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

Salmonella [bacteria]

group of rod-shaped, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae. Their principal habitat is the intestinal tract ... (18 of 143 words, 2 images)




A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae -- the salmonella bacteria. (10 of 15 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

salmonella | salmonellae [plural]

any Gram-negative rod-shaped aerobic bacterium of the genus "Salmonella", including "S. typhosa", which causes typhoid fever, and many species ... (19 of 327 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a type of bacteria that exists in several forms, some of which live in food and make the people who eat it ill | the illness caused by this bacteria (29 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

salmonella | salmonellae [plural]

[countable] a type of bacteria sometimes found in food | [uncountable] an illness caused by these bacteria (16 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

salmonella | salmonellae [plural]

a rod-shaped bacterium found in the intestine that can cause food poisoning, gastroenteritis, and typhoid fever. Genus Salmonella. | Same as ... (20 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727054​/definition​.html  [offline]

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