diphtheria


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diph·the·ri·a

 (dĭf-thîr′ē-ə, dĭp-)
n.
An acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which infects mucous membranes of the throat, causing formation of a thick layer called the false membrane that can obstruct breathing, and producing a potent toxin that enters the bloodstream and causes systemic effects that include damage to the heart and nervous system.

[New Latin diphthēria, from French diphthérie, from Greek diphtherā, piece of hide, leather; see letter.]

diph′the·rit′ic (-thə-rĭt′ĭk), diph·ther′ic (-thĕr′ĭk), diph·the′ri·al adj.

diphtheria

(dɪpˈθɪərɪə; dɪf-)
n
(Pathology) an acute contagious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, producing fever, severe prostration, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing as the result of swelling of the throat and formation of a false membrane
[C19: New Latin, from French diphthérie, from Greek diphthera leather; from the nature of the membrane]
diphˈtherial, diphtheritic, diphtheric adj
ˈdiphtheˌroid adj

diph•the•ri•a

(dɪfˈθɪər i ə, dɪp-)

n.
a febrile infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, esp. the throat.
[1850–55; < French diphthérie < Greek diphthér(a) skin, leather + -ie -ia]
diph•the′ri•al, diph`the•rit′ic (-θəˈrɪt ɪk) adj.

diph·the·ri·a

(dĭf-thîr′ē-ə, dĭp-thîr′ē-ə)
A contagious disease caused by a bacterium and characterized by fever, swollen glands, and the formation of a membrane in the throat that prevents breathing. Diphtheria was once a leading cause of death in children, but now children are routinely immunized against it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diphtheria - acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriaediphtheria - acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
Translations
خُناق
záškrt
difteritis
diphtériediphthérie
torokgyík
barnaveiki
difteritas
difterija
záškrt

diphtheria

[dɪfˈθɪərɪə] Ndifteria f

diphtheria

[dɪpˈθɪəriə dɪfˈθɪəriə] ndiphtérie f

diphtheria

nDiphtherie f

diphtheria

[dɪfˈθɪərɪə] ndifterite f

diphtheria

(difˈθiəriə) noun
an infectious disease of the throat.

diph·the·ri·a

n. difteria, enfermedad contagiosa e infecciosa aguda, causada por el bacilo Corynebacterium diphtheriae (Klebs-Löffler), caracterizada por la formación de membranas falsas esp. en la garganta;
___ antitoxinantitoxina contra la ___.

diphtheria

n difteria
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