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strep

[strep] /strɛp/
noun
adjective
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; by shortening
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Examples from the web for strep
  • strep cannot be accurately diagnosed by symptoms or a physical exam alone.
  • The main risk factor is infection with the bacteria that causes strep throat.
British Dictionary definitions for strep

strep

/strɛp/
noun
1.
(informal) short for streptococcus
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Word Origin and History for strep

1927, in strep throat, short for streptococcus.

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strep in Medicine

strep (strěp)
adj.
Streptococcal. n.
Streptococcus.

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Related Abbreviations for strep

strep

streptococcus
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