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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septic sore throat
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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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