streptococcic


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strep·to·coc·cus

 (strĕp′tə-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. strep·to·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī, -kŏk′ī)
Any of various round gram-positive bacteria of the genus Streptococcus that occur in pairs or chains and can cause various infections in humans, including strep throat, erysipelas, and scarlet fever.

strep·to·coc·cal (-kŏk′əl), strep·to·coc·cic (-kŏk′sĭk, -kŏk′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.streptococcic - of or relating to or caused by streptococci
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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.