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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 diph·the·ria /dɪfˈθɪriə, &dɪvɪdɛ;dɪp-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 diph·the·ria /dɪfˈθɪrɪə, dɪp-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Diph·the·ri·a n.  Med. A very dangerous contagious disease in which the air passages, and especially the throat, become coated with a false membrane, produced by the solidification of an inflammatory exudation.  Cf. Group.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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