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diphtheritic

[dif-thuh-rit-ik, dip-] /ˌdɪf θəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌdɪp-/
adjective, Pathology
1.
pertaining to diphtheria.
2.
affected by diphtheria.
Also, diphtherial
[dif-theer-ee-uh l, dip-] /dɪfˈθɪər i əl, dɪp-/ (Show IPA),
diphtheric
[dif-ther-ik, dip-] /dɪfˈθɛr ɪk, dɪp-/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; earlier diphtherit(is) (see diphtheria, -itis) + -ic
Related forms
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
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