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 streptococcal (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 Did Johnny have straightforward recurrent streptococcal infections, a common and treatable infectious process that has afflicted children for generations? Christopher Hartnick, STAT, 24 Jan. 2022 There are several categories of streptococcal infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maria Pasquini,, 9 Sep. 2021 Two common infectious triggers include streptococcal and staphylococcus infections, says Golant. Jillian Krame, Glamour, 20 July 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 May 2018 Nick has been diagnosed with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS). Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of streptococcal

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Streptococcal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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