Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

strep

[strep]Informal.
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. streptococcus.
adjective
  1. streptococcal.

Origin of strep

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for strep

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for strep

strep

noun
  1. informal short for streptococcus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for strep

1927, in strep throat, short for streptococcus.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

strep in Medicine

strep

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Streptococcal.
n.
  1. Streptococcus.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.