strepto-


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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]
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3 100 80 Vancomycin -- -- -- Drugs Bacte- Strepto- Salmonella roides (%) coccus (%) (%) Ampicillin -- -- -- Co-amoxiclav -- 50 -- Piperacillin + Tazobactam -- 50 100 Ceftriaxone -- -- 100 Ceftriaxone +Sulbactam -- 100 100 Amikacin -- -- 100 Gentamicin -- -- 100 Imipenem -- -- 100 Cotrimoxazole -- 100 -- Ciprofloxacin -- -- 100 Levofloxacin -- -- 100 Linezolid 100 100 100 Vancomycin 100 100 --
Virgin -- N N Islands Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Strepto- ([section]2) coccal toxic- Area Probable shock syndrome United States 3,524 259 New England 18 46 Connecticut 6 19 Maine 3 18 Massachusetts 8 6 New Hampshire 1 -- Rhode Island -- 1 Vermont -- 2 Mid.
Thrombolytic activity of water (control), streptokinase and various extracts of the whole plant of Andrographis paniculata Activity Water n-hexane Ethanol Crude Strepto- soluble soluble ethanol kinase fraction fraction extract Thrombolytic 50.
15 greater against S mutans than against other strepto- cocci.
1957 Cutaneous disease in butchers; later believed to be a strepto- coccal or staphylococcal infection.