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diph·the·ri·al

, diphtheritic (dif-thēr'ē-ăl, dif-thĕ-rit'ik),
Relating to diphtheria, or the membranous exudate characteristic of this disease.
Synonym(s): diphtheric

diph·the·ri·al

, diphtheritic (dif-thēr'ē-ăl, dif'thĕ-rit'ik)
Relating to diphtheria, or the membranous exudate characteristic of this disease.

diphtheritic

pertaining to features of the human disease, diphtheria.

diphtheritic inflammation
an adherent membrane, consisting of necrosis of the superficial layers of the mucosa combined with inflammatory exudate, is formed on the mucosa.
diphtheritic membrane
the peculiar membrane characteristic of diphtheria in humans and in other species. The term is used to describe membranes with a similar appearance in other disease conditions. See also diphtheritic inflammation.