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noun Pathology.
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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Medical definitions for strep throat

strep throat

n.
septic sore throat
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Scientific definitions for strep throat

strep throat
[ strĕp ]

Infection of the throat caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. Symptoms usually include fever, redness of the throat, lymph node enlargement, and inflammation of the tonsils.
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Cultural definitions for strep throat

strep throat

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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