Diphtheria meaning
[dif-theer-ee-uh, dip-]
Definitions of diphtheria is:
  • noun diphtheria
    a febrile, infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, especially the throat.
  • noun diphtheria
    An acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood. It is now rare in developed countries because of immunization.
  • noun diphtheria
    infectious disease