diphtheritic membrane

n.

A false membrane formed on mucous surfaces in diphtheria.

Nearby words

  1. diphtheria antitoxin,
  2. diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine,
  3. diphtherial,
  4. diphtheric,
  5. diphtheritic,
  6. diphtheroid,
  7. diphthong,
  8. diphthongia,
  9. diphthongize,
  10. diphycercal


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