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
Words nearby strep throat
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Medical definitions for strep throat
septic sore throat
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Scientific definitions for 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
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