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strep

[strep]Informal.
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noun
  1. streptococcus.
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adjective
  1. streptococcal.
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Origin of strep

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
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strep

noun
  1. informal short for streptococcus
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Word Origin and History for strep

1927, in strep throat, short for streptococcus.

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strep in Medicine

strep

(strĕp)
adj.
  1. Streptococcal.
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n.
  1. Streptococcus.
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