SYN: diphtheroid (1).

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pseu·do·diph·the·ria (soo″do-dif-thērґe-ə) any of various infections resembling diphtheria but not caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Called also diphtheroid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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