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strep throat

noun, Pathology
an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and accompanied by fever and prostration.
Origin of strep throat
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for strep throat
  • 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.
  • It is sometimes referred to as tonsillitis or strep throat.
  • If it's treated with antibiotics, scarlet fever is no more serious than strep throat.
  • The bacteria that cause a strep throat infection are commonly transmitted to humans by cats.
strep throat in Medicine

strep throat n.
See septic sore throat.

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strep throat in Science
strep throat
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 in Culture

strep throat definition

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

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