- pertaining to diphtheria.
- affected by diphtheria.
Also diph·the·ri·al [dif-theer-ee-uh l, dip-] /dɪfˈθɪər i əl, dɪp-/, diph·ther·ic [dif-ther-ik, dip-] /dɪfˈθɛr ɪk, dɪp-/.
Origin of diphtheritic
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Examples from the Web for diphtheritic
The inoculation of his diphtheritic artefacts he found sterile.
Most diphtheritic affections of the ear, however, are secondary.
You've only got a weak chest, but I've got a diphtheritic throat!The Open Question
Last winter I causticked all the diphtheritic throats in the place with my own hand.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Ulceration occurring in toxic, in diphtheritic, and in phlegmonous gastritis need not be discussed here.