[strep-sip-ter-uh s] /strɛpˈsɪp tər əs/
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 […]
strepticemia strep·ti·ce·mi·a (strěp’tĭ-sē’mē-ə) n. See streptococcemia.
1. a combining form meaning “twisted,” used in the formation of compound words: streptococcus. combining form 1. indicating a shape resembling a twisted chain: streptococcus 2. indicating streptococcus: streptolysin strepto- pref. Twisted; twisted chain: streptococcus. Streptococcus: streptolysin.
[strep-toh-buh-sil-uh s] /ˌstrɛp toʊ bəˈsɪl əs/ noun, plural streptobacilli [strep-toh-buh-sil-ahy] /ˌstrɛp toʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology. 1. any of various bacilli that form in chains. 2. any of the Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Streptobacillus, common in rat saliva and a cause of ratbite fever. Streptobacillus Strep·to·ba·cil·lus (strěp’tō-bə-sĭl’əs) n. A genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped, […]