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 Dip (A).Diplo’ma 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Diph’thera.
 
The skin of the goat Amalthe’a, on which Jove wrote the destiny of man. Diphtheria is an infectious disease of the throat; so called from its tendency to form a false membrane.   1
 


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