diphtheritic

[ dif-thuh-rit-ik, dip- ]
/ ˌdɪf θəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌdɪp- /

adjective Pathology.

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

1840–50; earlier diphtherit(is) (see diphtheria, -itis) + -ic

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