Origin of diphtheria
Examples from the Web for diphtheria
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.
One of his brothers died of diphtheria during the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II.
She died from diphtheria caught while nursing her husband and children.
Actual growth of the diphtheria germ is said to take place in raw milk more rapidly than in sterilized.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
The year before the Bureau of Contagious Diseases had registered 13 cases of diphtheria there.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
Second, we have diphtheria, which apparently may also attack the cow.
Wouldn't it have been far worse if we had lost Reggie when he had diphtheria?Afterwards|Ian Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for diphtheria
Word Origin for diphtheria
Word Origin and History for diphtheria
from French diphthérie, coined 1857 by physician Pierre Bretonneau (1778-1862) from Greek diphthera "prepared hide, leather," of unknown origin; the disease so called for the tough membrane that forms in the throat. Bretonneau's earlier name for it was diphthérite, anglicized as diphtheritis (1826). Formerly known in England as the Boulogne sore throat, because it spread from France.
Medicine definitions for diphtheria
Science definitions for diphtheria
Culture 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.