I. \\| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|-\ adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary anti- (I) + diphtheritic
: preventing diphtheria especially by immunization

immunization with antidiphtheritic toxoid

II. noun (-s)
: an agent that prevents or modifies the course of diphtheria

antitoxin is an antidiphtheritic

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adj., n.

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  • Antidiphtheritic — An ti*diph the*rit ic, a. (Med.) Destructive to, or hindering the growth of, diphtheria bacilli. n. An antidiphtheritic agent. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antidiphtheritic — /ˌæntidɪfθəˈrɪtɪk/ (say .anteedifthuh ritik) adjective 1. curing or preventing diphtheria. –noun 2. an antidiphtheritic remedy …  

  • antidiphtheritic — adj., n. * * * …   Universalium

  • antidiphtheritic — an·ti·diph·the·rit·ic …   English syllables

  • Roux, Émile — (1853 1933)    bacteriologist    Born in Confolens, Émile Roux was a colleague of louis pasteur, with whom he worked on the study of forms of cholera and rabies, and on a preventive vaccination for infectious diseases. Roux also did research on… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • an|ti|diph|the|rit|ic — «AN tee DIHP thuh RIHT ihk, DIHF », noun, adjective. –n. an agent or drug that prevents or cures diphtheria. –adj. that acts as an antidiphtheritic …   Useful english dictionary

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