septic sore throat

septic sore throat

noun Pathology.
an acute, toxic, streptococcus infection of the throat producing fever, tonsillitis, and other serious effects.

Origin:
1920–25

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septic sore throat n.
An infection of the throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and marked by fever and inflammation of the tonsils. Also called strep throat.

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