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strep throat

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noun Pathology.
  1. an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and accompanied by fever and prostration.
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Origin of strep throat

First recorded in 1925–30
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strep throat in Medicine

strep throat

n.
  1. septic sore throat

strep throat in Science

strep throat

[strĕp]

strep throat in Culture

strep throat

A severe sore throat caused by a kind of streptococcus. Strep throat can be treated with antibiotics.

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