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strepto-

combining form

Definition of strepto-

  1. 1 :  twisted :  twisted chain <streptococcus>

  2. 2 :  streptococcus <streptokinase>



Origin and Etymology of strepto-

New Latin, from Greek, from streptos twisted, from strephein to twist


Medical Dictionary

strepto-

combining form

Medical Definition of strepto-

  1. 1:  twisted :  twisted chain <streptococcus>

  2. 2:  streptococcus <streptokinase>




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