Diphtheritic Diph`the*rit"ic, a. (Med.) 1. Pertaining to, or connected with, diphtheria. [1913 Webster]

2. Having characteristics resembling those of diphtheria; as, diphtheritic inflammation of the bladder. [1913 Webster]

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  • diphtheritic — [dif ther′ikdif΄thə rit′ik] adj. [< earlier Fr diphthérite (see DIPHTHERIA) + IC] 1. of, characteristic of, or like diphtheria 2. having diphtheria: Also diphtheric [dif ther′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • diphtheritic — diph·the·rit·ic .dif thə rit ik, .dip adj relating to, produced in, or affected with diphtheria <a diphtheritic membrane> <a diphtheritic child> also resembling diphtheria esp. in the formation of a false membrane <diphtheritic… …   Medical dictionary

  • diphtheritic — | ̷ ̷ thə|rid.]ik rit], ]ēk adjective Etymology: obsolete English diphtheritis diphtheria (from New Latin, from French diphthérite, from Greek diphthera + French ite itis) + English ic : typical of, attendant on, or produced by infection with… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • diphtheritic — adjective see diphtheria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diphtheritic — diphtheritically, adv. /dif theuh rit ik, dip /, adj. Pathol. 1. pertaining to diphtheria. 2. affected by diphtheria. Also, diphtherial /dif thear ee euhl, dip /, diphtheric /dif ther ik, dip /. [1840 50; earlier diphtherit(is) (see DIPHTHERIA …   Universalium

  • diphtheritic — adj. pertaining to diphtheria (infectious disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diphtheritic — diph·the·rit·ic …   English syllables

  • diphtheritic — /dɪfθəˈrɪtɪk/ (say difthuh ritik) adjective 1. relating to diphtheria. 2. affected by diphtheria. Also, diphtherial /dɪfˈθɪəriəl/ (say dif thearreeuhl), diphtheric /dɪfˈθɛrɪk/ (say dif therik) …  

  • diphtheritic conjunctivitis — membranous conjunctivitis occurring as a primary infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae or secondarily to diphtheria of the respiratory tract …   Medical dictionary

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