septic sore throat

noun Pathology.

an acute, toxic, streptococcus infection of the throat producing fever, tonsillitis, and other serious effects.

Nearby words

  1. septic abortion,
  2. septic fever,
  3. septic infarct,
  4. septic phlebitis,
  5. septic shock,
  6. septic tank,
  7. septic-,
  8. septicaemia,
  9. septicemia,
  10. septicemic abscess

Origin of septic sore throat

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for septic sore throat

septic sore throat


An infection of the throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and marked by fever and inflammation of the tonsils.strep throat

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