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diphtheritic

[dif-thuh-rit-ik, dip-]
adjective Pathology.
  1. pertaining to diphtheria.
  2. affected by diphtheria.
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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

1840–50; earlier diphtherit(is) (see diphtheria, -itis) + -ic
Related formsdiph·the·rit·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·diph·the·rit·ic, adjective, nounnon·diph·the·ri·al, adjectivenon·diph·ther·ic, adjectivenon·diph·the·rit·ic, adjectivepost·diph·the·ri·al, adjectivepost·diph·ther·ic, adjectivepost·diph·the·rit·ic, adjectivepre·diph·the·rit·ic, adjectivepseu·do·diph·the·ri·al, adjectivepseu·do·diph·ther·ic, adjectivepseu·do·diph·the·rit·ic, adjective
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