septic sore throat


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.

septic sore throat

n.
Strep throat.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sep′tic sore′ throat′



n.
an acute toxic streptococcus infection of the throat producing fever, tonsillitis, and other serious effects.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septic sore throat - an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
pharyngitis, raw throat, sore throat - inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
At that time common milk borne diseases were scarlet fever, typhoid fever, diarrhea, septic sore throat and diphtheria.
[9] Reviewing the bitter controversy, wide speculation, and arguments set forth by other physicians, they conducted a careful analysis and arrived at their own diagnosis: "The true nature of Washington's terminal disease was not laryngitis, for laryngitis is not fatal; the course of the illness was too short of quinsy to have been fatal; and the possibility of diphtheria was untenable because of probable immunity by previous infection, and because of advanced age--diphtheria seldom is found in a person of 67." Willius and Keys concluded, "The modern American physician in all probability would sign the death certificate in the following manner: septic sore throat, probably of streptococcic origin, associated with acute edema of the larynx."