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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains adj. - Of or relating to or caused by a bacteria.

Usage examples (38)
  • Every parent knows about "strep" -- the bacteria that causes sore throats, fevers and a rash called impetigo, mostly in children.
  • I never thought that group A strep should be the only consideration.
  • However, one kind of sore throat - called strep throat - should be treated with penicillin.
  • A throat infection with streptococcus bacteria (called strep throat) needs to be treated with an antibiotic. for more
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