strep throat


noun Pathology.

an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and accompanied by fever and prostration.

Origin of strep throat

First recorded in 1925–30
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Medicine definitions for strep throat

strep throat


n.

septic sore throat
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Science 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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Culture definitions for strep throat

strep throat


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

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