Definition of strep in English:

strep

noun

Medicine
informal
  • short for streptococcus
    • ‘His wife Sally was rushed into emergency surgery on Friday with the strep A bacteria infecting her leg.’
    • ‘However, both the strep pneumonia bacteria and the pneumococcal pneumonia bacteria are, to some extent, natural residents in the human body.’
    • ‘During this period Jonas Salk was in medical school, becoming a research assistant to a chemistry professor and developing ways to harvest the strep bacterium for further study.’
    • ‘The flu disguised the strep and let it last long enough to pump the endotoxin into his body.’
    • ‘They react to tissues in the heart valves as though they were the strep bacteria and cause the heart valves to thicken and scar.’

Pronunciation:

strep

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