Definition of "strep" [strep]

  • Streptococcal. (adjective)
  • Streptococcus. (noun)

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Use "strep" in a sentence
  • "Benzylpenicillin is an antibiotic used to treat skin infections including group B streptococci, which is commonly known as strep B and can cause serious illness and death."
  • "Every parent knows about "strep" -- the bacteria that causes sore throats, fevers and a rash called impetigo, mostly in children."
  • "We caught the adenovirus but so far have shown no sign of the strep, which is good because, with no insurance, it's hard to get antibiotics for things like strep, and adenovirus you only treat symptoms with over-the-counter meds."