dipterya

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English diphtheria, from French diphthérie, coined 1857 by Pierre Bretonneau; from Ancient Greek διφθέρα (diphthéra, prepared hide, leather), for the tough membrane that forms in the throat. Bretonneau earlier used diphthérite, from which diphtheritis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: dip‧ter‧ya

Noun[edit]

dipterya

  1. diphtheria