[ dif-thuh-roid, dip- ]
/ ˈdɪf θəˌrɔɪd, ˈdɪp- /
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resembling diphtheria, especially in the formation of a false membrane in the throat.
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Medical definitions for diphtheroid
[ dĭf′thə-roid′ ]
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.
Other words from diphtheroiddiph′the•roid′ adj.
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