[dif-thuh-rit-ik, dip-]
adjective Pathology.
pertaining to diphtheria.
affected by diphtheria.
Also, diphtherial [dif-theer-ee-uhl, dip-] , diphtheric [dif-ther-ik, dip-] .

1840–50; earlier diphtherit(is) (see diphtheria, -itis) + -ic

diphtheritically, adverb
antidiphtheritic, adjective, noun
nondiphtherial, adjective
nondiphtheric, adjective
nondiphtheritic, adjective
postdiphtherial, adjective
postdiphtheric, adjective
postdiphtheritic, adjective
prediphtheritic, adjective
pseudodiphtherial, adjective
pseudodiphtheric, adjective
pseudodiphtheritic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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