noun, often attributive
\ ˈstrep How to pronounce strep (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Adalja envisions a future in which most American homes have a single device that can detect a glut of respiratory pathogens—among them SARS-CoV-2, RSV, rhinovirus, strep-throat-causing bacteria, and a couple of types of flu. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 1 Mar. 2022 For those who do not have a doctor’s order for a rapid strep test or COVID-19 test, clinicians are available to see patients in person at the Health Center’s Walk-In Clinic, which accepts most major health insurance plans and has self-pay options. Pioneer Press Staff,, 28 Jan. 2022 Urgent care clinics operated by UAB and other companies can usually provide testing for COVID, flu and strep. al, 5 Jan. 2022 Adalja hopes having Covid-19 antivirals will kickstart a system that should have already existed, with tests available for a range of infections, from flu to strep. Maggie Fox, CNN, 6 Nov. 2021 When everyone has some immunity, a COVID-19 diagnosis becomes as routine as diagnosis of strep or flu—not good news, but not a reason for particular fear or worry or embarrassment either. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 17 Aug. 2021 Wyatt was diagnosed with strep and staph infections and COVID-19, Mitchell said. Ariel Hart, ajc, 24 July 2021 At the Tennessee hospital, Wyatt was diagnosed with strep, a staph infection and COVID-19, Mitchell said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ashley Boucher,, 21 July 2021 Many kinds of pathogens, including enteroviruses and the bacteria that cause common staph and strep infections, are known to cause rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of strep

1927, in the meaning defined above

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noun, often attributive
\ ˈstrep How to pronounce strep (audio) \

Medical Definition of strep

: streptococcus a strep infection


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