Definition of streptococcal in English:

streptococcal

adjective

  • See streptococcus

    • ‘It's a mystery why all cases of rheumatic fever occur after a sore throat that was caused by streptococcal bacteria, but only a few cases of strep throat lead to rheumatic fever.’
    • ‘Occasionally, Group A Streptococcus can cause necrotizing fasciitis or streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.’
    • ‘The pink skin and welts came from an interesting side effect of infection from the streptococcal bacteria that cause strep throat.’
    • ‘Common bacteria involved in brain abscesses include streptococcal and staphylococcal bacteria.’
    • ‘This condition often is associated with streptococcal or staphylococcal infections and sometimes presents as a benign puncture.’

Pronunciation

streptococcal

/ˌstrɛptə(ʊ)ˈkɒk(ə)l/