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strep

 (strĕp)
n.
1. Streptococcus.
2. Informal Strep throat.
adj.
Streptococcal.

strep

(strɛp)
n
(Microbiology) informal short for streptococcus

strep

(strɛp)
n.
1. streptococcus.
adj.
2. streptococcal.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strep - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chainsstrep - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Streptococcus - a genus of bacteria
Adj.1.strep - of or relating to or caused by streptococci
Translations

strep

n (fam) estreptococo; — throat faringitis producida por el estreptococo
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e money raised will be donated to the Group B Strep Support, which works to prevent the life-threatening infection in newborn babies.
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