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Origin of diphtheria
Words nearby diphtheria
How to use diphtheria in a sentence
The first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Emil von Behring in 1901 for his work studying serum therapy for diphtheria.Trump’s push to approve COVID-19 convalescent plasma treatment could delay efforts to better understand it|Claire Zillman, reporter|August 24, 2020|Fortune
One of his brothers died of diphtheria during the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II.
Diphtheria, on the other hand, is perfectly capable of causing an outbreak in a vulnerable population.
Thankfully, diphtheria has been essentially eliminated in the United States.
Instead, the concerns reflect the fact that unlike measles or diphtheria or rubella, HPV is not spread by casual contact.
His optimism led him to compare ending poverty to eradicating scarlet fever and diphtheria.
Fibrinous casts are characteristic of fibrinous bronchitis, but may also be found in diphtheria of the smaller bronchi.
A germ flies from a stagnant pool, and the laughing child, its mother's darling, dies dreadfully of diphtheria.
Pseudomembranous conjunctivitis generally shows either streptococci or diphtheria bacilli.
So long as Christians have an overwhelming majority who will not touch the drains, diphtheria must continue.
School-children at times have what appears to be mere sore throat but which is really diphtheria in the naturally immune.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for diphtheria
Derived forms of diphtheriadiphtherial, diphtheritic (ˌdɪpθəˈrɪtɪk, dɪf-) or diphtheric (dɪpˈθɛrɪk, dɪf-), adjectivediphtheroid, adjective
Word Origin for diphtheria
Medical definitions for diphtheria
Other words from diphtheriadiph′the•rit′ic (-thə-rĭt′ĭk) null null adj.
Scientific definitions for diphtheria
Cultural definitions for diphtheria
An acute disease, and a contagious disease, caused by bacteria that invade mucous membranes in the body, especially those found in the throat. The bacteria produce toxic substances that can spread throughout the body.