strep throat

noun
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

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

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1927

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STREP THROAT Defined for English Language Learners

strep throat

Definition of strep throat for English Language Learners

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


STREP THROAT Defined for Kids

strep throat

noun \ ˈstrep- \

Definition of strep throat for Students

: a sore throat that is accompanied by fever and caused by a bacterium

Medical Dictionary

strep throat

noun

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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