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strep throat

noun

medical : a painful infection of the throat caused by streptococcus bacteria

Full Definition of STREP THROAT

:  an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia —called also septic sore throat

First Known Use of STREP THROAT

1927

strep throat

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STREP THROAT

:  an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia—called also septic sore throat, strep sore throat

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