EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

diphtheria +‎ -oid

AdjectiveEdit

diphtheroid (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to or resembling diphtheria.
  2. Of, pertaining to or resembling the diphtheria bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

NounEdit

diphtheroid (plural diphtheroids)

  1. Any bacterium that can cause diphtheria