Strepto-



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.

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