strep

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

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Examples of strep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson wasn't able to wait, though, and he was tested for strep and flu. Amir Vera, CNN, "Mississippi man who was on his deathbed with Covid-19 says his community and faith saved him," 20 Nov. 2020 As a precaution, I was tested for strep, influenza, and Covid-19. Lauren Hines, STAT, "I worked hard to protect myself from Covid-19 and the flu. Yet I got both — at the same time," 27 Nov. 2020 Then, at the end of September, about a month after her kids started in-person school, her 10-year-old came down with strep. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "Infected again or endless COVID? How the 'reinfection phenomenon' could impact vaccines, herd immunity and human behavior.," 13 Nov. 2020 Worthley was feeling lousy, too, so she got tested for strep. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "Infected again or endless COVID? How the 'reinfection phenomenon' could impact vaccines, herd immunity and human behavior.," 13 Nov. 2020 About 470 of Becton Dickinson’s Veritor Plus system are already in use in Canada, largely to test for strep in pharmacies in the western part of the country. Emma Court, Bloomberg.com, "Canada to Buy 7.6 Million Becton Dickinson Rapid Covid Tests," 10 Nov. 2020 After a bout of strep that fall, my throat remained sore and swollen. Francesca Fontana, WSJ, "I Married Him for Love—and So He Could Be on My Health Insurance," 16 Oct. 2020 The next day Josiah was taken to the emergency room and was tested for flu, Covid-19, and strep, but all three were negative. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "A brain-eating amoeba claims the life of a 6-year-old boy in Texas," 28 Sep. 2020 Hayden was intubated, the suit states, and soon diagnosed with GBS meningitis—also known as Group B strep, which is caused by a bacteria (Group B streptococcus) commonly found in gastrointestinal and genital tracts. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al, "‘Catastrophic failure’ at St. Vincent’s caused newborn’s ‘massive’ brain damage, lawsuit alleges," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of strep

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strep was in 1927

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16 Jan 2021

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“Strep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strep. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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strep

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

Medical Definition of strep

: streptococcus a strep infection

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