What does the word diphtheria mean?

Usage examples for diphtheria

  1. Bad case of diphtheria in town- probably die before morning, unless I get there in time- I would not have come here for any one else. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  2. He had never been really strong, and a heavy cold and diphtheria brought the end. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  3. Gran'ma Mullins is a good deal upset, said Susan; she don't like the notion of young Doctor Brown's bringin' so much typhoid and diphtheria into town just as Hiram 's goin' to get married a tall. – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner

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