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Definitionacute 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
- Owing to an outbreak of diphtheria at Bep's, she won't be allowed to come in contact with us for six weeks.43-11 -- November 1943 (62% in)
There are no more uses of "diphtheria" in Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl.
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