diph·​the·​rit·​ic ˌdif-thə-ˈrit-ik, ˌdip- How to pronounce diphtheritic (audio)
: relating to, produced in, or affected with diphtheria
a diphtheritic membrane
a diphtheritic child
also : resembling diphtheria especially in the formation of a false membrane
diphtheritic dysentery

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“Diphtheritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diphtheritic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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