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strep

adj. of or relating to or caused by streptococci [syn: streptococcal, streptococcic]

strep

n. spherical gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis [syn: streptococcus, streptococci]

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Strep

Strep may refer to:

  • Streptococcus, a bacterial genus
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis, an infectious disease
  • Specific Targeted Research Project (STReP), a type of medium-sized research project funded by the European Commission
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strep

n. 1 (context pathology English) (abbreviation of strep throat English) 2 (abbreviation of streptococcus English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

strep

1927, in strep throat, short for streptococcus.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Usage examples of "strep".

Most people are carrying disease organisms around in their mouth or body normally- staph or strep, sometimes diphtheria and pneumococcus-and if your bodily defenses go down, you infect yourself.

The doctor said it looks like strep throat, and they both have congestion in their chests, too.

He said that both strep throat and the chest flu are going around, plus a nasty combination of both.

Anybody with a strep infection who picks up a serious bug is at risk, because the bug will pick up the resistance.

Maybe the correlation of strep and multiresistance was just a coincidence.

Patients carrying that strep are on their own, as far as some places are concerned.

The source of the infection is a mundane family of bacteria called Group A streptococcus, which normally do no more than cause strep throat.

The basketball king until he was sixteen and his test for strep throat came back as gonorrhea, I only know I hated him.

She had strep throat, and she had to stay in bed for days, taking penicillin and trying to swallow the soft foods that Barb Hendrickson brought over to her.

If all the bacteria I have spotted in the last half-hour or so were permitted to reproduce unchecked, Norman would be down with typhoid, two or three kinds of gangrene, some form of encephalitis, and half-a-dozen types of strep infection.

When the strep throat had been at its worst and I was delirious, Merlin had stubbornly fasted for four days.

I had lost enough weight during the bout with strep throat to make both my wool dresses hang badly.

I read somewhere that drinking hospital water is a sure way to get strep throat.

Thise ladyes, whan that they hir tyme say, Han taken hir and into chambre gon, And strepen hir out of hir rude array And in a clooth of gold that brighte shoon, With a coroune of many a riche stoon Upon hir heed, they into halle hir broghte, And ther she was honured as hir oghte.

Also, sometimes, various kinds of pathogenic microorganisms, such as staphs streps, viruses, spiros, and so on.