pseudodiphtheria bacillus


pseu·​do·​diphtheria bacillus
: a nonpathogenic bacterium (Corynebacterium pseudodiphthericum) that closely resembles the organism causing diphtheria but occurs in healthy throats

Word History


pseudodiphtheria from New Latin, from pseud- + diphtheria

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“Pseudodiphtheria bacillus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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