strepto-

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Related to strept-: Strep pyogenes

strepto-

pref.
1. Twisted; twisted chain: streptococcus.
2. Streptococcus: streptolysin.

[From Greek streptos, twisted , from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

strepto-

combining form
1. indicating a shape resembling a twisted chain: streptococcus.
2. (Microbiology) indicating streptococcus: streptolysin.
[from Greek streptos twisted, from strephein to twist]

strepto-

a combining form meaning “twisted”: streptococcus.
[comb. form of Greek streptós pliant, twisted, v. adj. of stréphein to twist]