strep throat

noun

Definition of strep throat

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

1927

First Known Use of strep throat

1927


STREP THROAT Defined for English Language Learners

strep throat

noun

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

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


Medical Dictionary

strep throat

noun

Medical Definition of strep throat

  1. :  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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