- resembling diphtheria, especially in the formation of a false membrane in the throat.
Origin of diphtheroid
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- A local infection that resembles diphtheria, especially in the formation of a false membrane, but that is caused by a microorganism other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae.pseudodiphtheria
- Any of various microorganisms resembling Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
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