streptococcal

adjective
strep·​to·​coc·​cal | \ ˌstrep-tə-ˈkä-kəl How to pronounce streptococcal (audio) \
variants: or less commonly streptococcic \ ˌstrep-​tə-​ˈkä-​kik How to pronounce streptococcic (audio) , -​ˈkäk-​sik \

Definition of streptococcal

: of, relating to, caused by, or being streptococci a streptococcal sore throat streptococcal organisms

Examples of streptococcal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last December, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin of Guatemala died at Providence from streptococcal sepsis, a fast-progressing bacterial infection, two days after she and her father were detained by Border Patrol agents. Bob Ortega, CNN, "Doctor says Border Patrol often misses early signs of illness in migrant children," 1 July 2019 Medical professionals are required to report cases of invasive Group A streptococcal disease to public health officers in order to prevent the spread of infection. Iliana Magra, New York Times, "Rare Bacterial Infection Leaves at Least 12 Dead in U.K.," 26 June 2019 It had been thought streptococcal infections — the cause of strep throat — might be a trigger for some people who are genetically vulnerable to developing narcolepsy. Helen Branswell, STAT, "A stubborn medical mystery: Was pandemic flu vaccine tied to an increase in narcolepsy cases?," 5 July 2018 There's a vaccine designed to protect people over 65 from pneumonia-causing streptococcal bacteria, but many other bacteria, from Staphylococcus to Mycoplasma pneumoniae, can cause pneumonia. NBC News, "What is pneumonia? What to know about symptoms and treatment," 7 May 2018 Nick has been diagnosed with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS). Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The reasons for homeschooling are varied. Even within the same family.," 5 Apr. 2018 Last December, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin of Guatemala died at Providence from streptococcal sepsis, a fast-progressing bacterial infection, two days after she and her father were detained by Border Patrol agents. Bob Ortega, CNN, "Doctor says Border Patrol often misses early signs of illness in migrant children," 1 July 2019 Medical professionals are required to report cases of invasive Group A streptococcal disease to public health officers in order to prevent the spread of infection. Iliana Magra, New York Times, "Rare Bacterial Infection Leaves at Least 12 Dead in U.K.," 26 June 2019 It had been thought streptococcal infections — the cause of strep throat — might be a trigger for some people who are genetically vulnerable to developing narcolepsy. Helen Branswell, STAT, "A stubborn medical mystery: Was pandemic flu vaccine tied to an increase in narcolepsy cases?," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of streptococcal

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Streptococcal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streptococcal. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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streptococcal

adjective
strep·​to·​coc·​cal | \ ˌstrep-tə-ˈkäk-əl How to pronounce streptococcal (audio) \
variants: also streptococcic \ -​ˈkäk-​(s)ik How to pronounce streptococcic (audio) \

Medical Definition of streptococcal

: of, relating to, caused by, or being streptococci a streptococcal sore throat streptococcal organisms streptococcal gingivitis

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