strep throat
noun Date: 1927 an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia — called also septic sore throat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • strep throat — n an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia called also septic sore throat, strep sore throat …   Medical dictionary

  • strep throat — [ˌstrep ˈθrəut US ˈθrout] n [U] AmE an illness in which your throat is very painful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strep throat — strep′ throat′ n. pat an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • strep throat — ☆ strep throat n. a sore throat caused by a streptococcus and characterized by inflammation and fever …   English World dictionary

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

  • strep throat — /strɛp ˈθroʊt/ (say strep throht) noun Colloquial a streptococcal infection of the throat …   Australian English dictionary

  • strep throat — Pathol. an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and accompanied by fever and prostration. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • strep throat — noun An infection of the throat with streptococci …   Wiktionary

  • strep throat — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • strep throat — noun N. Amer. a sore throat with fever caused by streptococcal infection …   English new terms dictionary

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