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strep

1927, in strep throat, short for streptococcus.

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Definitions of strep
1
strep (n.)
spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis;
Synonyms: streptococcus / streptococci
2
strep (adj.)
of or relating to or caused by streptococci;
Synonyms: streptococcal / streptococcic
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