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Definition of putrid fever
Putrid feverPutrid Pu"trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr.
puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten:
cf. F. putride. See Pus, Foul, a.]
1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; --
said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See
2. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or
vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.
Putrid fever (Med.), typhus fever; -- so called from the
decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and
diseased textures of the body.
Putrid sore throat (Med.), a gangrenous inflammation of the
fauces and pharynx. putrid feverTyphus Ty"phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor
arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.]
A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks,
attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and
marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also
called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever,
spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.
Meaning of putrid fever from wikipedia
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