streptococcal sore throat
(strep"to-kok\'al)
One of the most common bacterial infections of humans. It is commonly referred to as "strep throat." The disease is spread by droplets of saliva or nasal secretions and is caused by Streptococcus spp. (particularly group A streptococci).

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • sore throat — Pathol. a painful or sensitive condition of the throat exaggerated by swallowing or talking, usually caused by bacteria or viruses; laryngitis; pharyngitis; tonsillitis. [1680 90] * * * ▪ pathology       painful inflammation of the passage from… …   Universalium

  • septic sore throat — noun an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus • Syn: ↑streptococcal sore throat, ↑strep throat, ↑streptococcus tonsilitis, ↑throat infection • Hypernyms: ↑sore throat, ↑pharyngitis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • throat infection — noun an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus • Syn: ↑streptococcal sore throat, ↑strep throat, ↑streptococcus tonsilitis, ↑septic sore throat • Hypernyms: ↑sore throat, ↑pharyngitis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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