1 of 2


: preventing diphtheria especially by immunization
immunization with antidiphtheritic toxoid


2 of 2


plural -s
: an agent that prevents or modifies the course of diphtheria
antitoxin is an antidiphtheritic

Word History



anti- entry 1 + diphtheritic (perhaps after French antidiphthérique)

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“Antidiphtheritic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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