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n. a false membrane, consisting of a layer of exudate on the surface of the skin or a mucous membrane. In diphtheria a pseudomembrane forms in the throat. In pseudomembranous colitis, a disease caused by Clostridium difficile that usually follows antibiotic therapy, pseudomembranes develop in the colon, resulting in profuse diarrhoea.

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