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diphtheria
used in This Side of Paradise

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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
  • In December he came down with diphtheria, and some one else won the competition, but, returning to college in February, he dauntlessly went after the prize again.
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (12% in)

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