strep throat

Origin of strep throat

First recorded in 1925–30
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strep throat in Medicine

strep throat

n.
  1. septic sore throat
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strep throat in Science

strep throat

[strĕp]
  1. 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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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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