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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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Kogan posted a picture of her son waiting on the examination table and said, "Nothing says Happy Mother's Day quite like a Sunday morning at the pediatrician's." A few of her friends asked what was wrong and she said it was just strep. The doctor got back to her and told her it was probably scarlet fever, which is essentially strep with a rash.
The appointment follows Mr Beadell's successful work in previous group B Strep cases.
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