strep throat

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

Origin:
1925–30

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Medical Dictionary

strep throat n.
See septic sore throat.

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strep throat   (strěp)  Pronunciation Key 
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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strep throat definition


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

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Example sentences
Hillis showed up to the stadium pale and suffering from strep throat.
The test is performed when a throat infection is suspected, particularly strep
  throat.
Rheumatic fever is a complication of something astonishingly basic: an
  untreated strep throat infection.
Thanks to his tender ministrations, she had a case of strep throat that lasted
  upwards of six months.
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