(informal) short for streptococcus
[strep-sip-ter-uh n] /strɛpˈsɪp tər ən/ adjective 1. strepsipterous. noun 2. strepsipteron.
[strep-sip-ter-uh n, -tuh-ron] /strɛpˈsɪp tər ən, -təˌrɒn/ noun 1. a strepsipterous insect.
[strep-sip-ter-uh s] /strɛpˈsɪp tər əs/ adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Strepsiptera, comprising minute insects that are closely related to the beetles, the twisted-winged male being free-living and the wingless female parasitic in various insect hosts.
noun, Pathology. 1. an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and accompanied by fever and prostration. strep throat n. See septic sore throat. strep throat (strěp) Infection of the throat caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. Symptoms usually include fever, redness of the throat, lymph node enlargement, and inflammation of the tonsils. strep throat […]