pseudodiphtheria


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pseudodiphtheria

 [soo″do-dif-the´re-ah]
any of a group of infections resembling diphtheria but not caused by Corynbacterium diphtheriae; called also diphtheroid.

diph·the·roid

(dif'thĕ-royd),
1. One of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Synonym(s): Epstein disease, false diphtheria, pseudodiphtheria
2. Any microorganism resembling Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
[diphtheria + G. eidos, resemblance]

pseudodiphtheria

/pseu·do·diph·the·ria/ (-dif-thēr´e-ah) diphtheroid; any of a group of infections resembling diphtheria but not caused by Corynbacterium diphtheriae.

pseudodiphtheria

A nonspecific term of waning use for diphtheria-like disease not caused by Corynebacterium diphtheria.

diph·the·roid

(dif'thĕ-royd)
1. One of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Synonym(s): pseudodiphtheria.
2. Any microorganism resembling Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
[diphtheria + G. eidos, resemblance]
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