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You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.
Ann Landers

Meaning of "strep throat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STREP THROAT

strep throat  [strɛp θrəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STREP THROAT

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Strep throat is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STREP THROAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Streptococcal pharyngitis

Streptococcal pharyngitis, streptococcal tonsillitis, or streptococcal sore throat is a type of pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcal infection. It affects the pharynx including the tonsils and possibly the larynx. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes. It is the cause of 37% of sore throats among children and 5-15% in adults. Strep throat is a contagious infection, spread through close contact with an infected individual. A definitive diagnosis is made based on the results of a throat culture. However, this is not always needed as treatment may be decided based on symptoms. In highly likely or confirmed cases, antibiotics are useful to both prevent complications and speed recovery. Potential complications include rheumatic fever.

Definition of strep throat in the English dictionary

The definition of strep throat in the dictionary is a streptoccal throat infection causing a sore throat.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STREP THROAT


bluethroat
ˈbluːˌθrəʊt
groat
ɡrəʊt
Grote
ɡrəʊt
Haftaroth
hɑːfˈtəʊrəʊt
Haphtaroth
hɑːfˈtəʊrəʊt
Igorot
ˌɪɡəˈrəʊt
overwrote
ˌəʊvəˈrəʊt
rewrote
ˌriːˈrəʊt
rhinocerote
raɪˈnɒsəˌrəʊt
rote
rəʊt
rubythroat
ˈruːbɪˌθrəʊt
scrote
skrəʊt
Sderot
ˌsdeɪˈrəʊt
throat
θrəʊt
troat
trəʊt
typewrote
ˈtaɪprəʊt
underwrote
ˌʌndəˈrəʊt
whitethroat
ˈwaɪtˌθrəʊt
wrote
rəʊt
yellowthroat
ˈjɛləʊˌθrəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STREP THROAT

strep
strepent
streperous
strephosymbolia
strepitant
strepitation
strepitoso
strepitous
strepsipterous
streptobacilli
streptobacillus
streptocarpus
streptococcal
streptococci
streptococcic
streptococcus
streptokinase
streptolysin
streptomycete
streptomycin

WORDS THAT END LIKE STREP THROAT

a frog in one´s throat
a lump in one´s throat
Croat
cut one´s throat
cut-throat
deep throat
have by the throat
jump down someone´s throat
lesser whitethroat
ram something down someone´s throat
Serbo-Croat
stick in one´s throat

Synonyms and antonyms of strep throat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «strep throat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STREP THROAT

Find out the translation of strep throat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of strep throat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «strep throat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

咽喉炎
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

faringitis estreptocócica
570 millions of speakers

English

strep throat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

strep गले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بكتيريا الحلق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острый фарингит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infecções na garganta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ট্রেপ গলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

angine streptococcique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Strep throat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Halsentzündung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

連鎖球菌性咽頭炎
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

패 혈성 인두염
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Strep throat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

viêm họng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்ட்ரெப் தொண்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गळ्याचा आजार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Boğaz ağrısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mal di gola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

anginy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гострий фарингіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infectie streptococica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

strep το λαιμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bacterie keel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

streptokocker i halsen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strep hals
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of strep throat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STREP THROAT»

The term «strep throat» is regularly used and occupies the 60.096 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STREP THROAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about strep throat

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2 QUOTES WITH «STREP THROAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word strep throat.
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Margaret Chan
Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill.
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Ann Landers
You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STREP THROAT»

Discover the use of strep throat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to strep throat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Strep Throat
"Describes strep throat, how people get it, and how to treat and prevent it"--Provided by publisher.
Jason Glaser, 2006
2
I Have Strep Throat
Explains what strep throat is and how to prevent and treat it.
Gillian Gosman, 2012
3
Strep Throat
Describes strep throat, including its causes, how it is spread, symptoms, and treatments.
Elizabeth Laskey, 2002
4
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
TREATMENT OPTIONS Consult the doctor if symptoms occur after a strep throat. He or she will take blood tests and an electrocardiogram (see p. 135). If the diagnosis is confirmed, your child may be admitted to the hospital for observation.
Anthony L. Komaroff, 2005
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Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials
Thirty-seven patients had positive throat cultures, and 27 of these were diagnosed by doctors as having strep throat. One hundred twelve patients had negative cultures, and doctors diagnosed 35 of these as having strep throat. 3.1. What is the ...
Robert H. Fletcher, Suzanne W. Fletcher, 2005
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The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases
strep throat 291 COBACTER PYLORI, PINWORMS, ROTAVIRUS, SALMONELLA , SHIGELLA, and YERSINIOSIS. strep throat A bacterial throat infection caused by group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, a circular bacterium also known as ...
Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby, 2007
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Solving Health and Behavioral Problems from Birth Through ...
Hand washing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the best way to prevent the spread of common infections, including strep throat and viral sore throats. Viruses can be sneaky—they're often most contagious the day before symptoms ...
Roy Benaroch, 2007
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Hippocrates' Shadow
one, or even two of these characteristics, 10 percent or less will have strep throat. Imagine what happens when we use the test on a group of schoolchildren that has fewer than three of the four hallmark signs of strep throat. Only 10 percent or  ...
David H. Newman, 2009
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A.D.A.M. Illustrated Family Health Guide
THROAT. Strep throat is caused by Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Strep throat is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15, although it can happen in younger children and adults.
Steven L. Schneider, 2006
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The Antibiotic Alternative: The Natural Guide to Fighting ...
The most serious side effect of strep throat is the development of rheumatic fever. This is the most important reason to treat a strep throat and other strep infections with antibiotics. Rheumatic fever can develop two to three weeks after strep ...
Cindy L. A. Jones, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STREP THROAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term strep throat is used in the context of the following news items.
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3-year-old boy dies from bacteria that causes strep throat
3-year-old boy dies from bacteria that causes strep throat ... sick, but if people do get sick they have mild illness like strep throat or a skin infection,” Shahin said. «Toronto Star, Jan 15»
2
Update: Flu, strep throat outbreak causes one Oklahoma school to …
MINCO, Okla. – All public schools in Minco are closed after dozens of students became sick with the flu or strep throat. The current superintendent says he's ... «kfor.com, Jan 15»
3
Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell Absent Because Of Strep
UPDATE 8:52 p.m.: LaFell missed practice because he has strep throat, a source told the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe. Photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY ... «NESN.com, Nov 14»
4
Evan Gattis missing seventh straight game with strep throat
Braves catcher Evan Gattis has failed to make progress from strep throat and will miss his seventh straight game this evening. According to David O'Brien of the ... «NBCSports.com, Sep 14»
5
Gattis out of Braves lineup with strep throat
... day the rest of the season, manager Fredi Gonzalez saw his best-laid plans go astray when the power-hitting catcher was diagnosed with strep throat Monday. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sep 14»
6
Bacteria from strep throat being studied as way to shrink cancer …
It involves using a common toxin to shrink tumours. Kelcey Patterson and John McCormick are looking at how the bacteria that causes strep throat could stop ... «CTV News, May 14»
7
A remarkable recovery for Miami kindergartner near death from flu …
Ordinarily, antibiotics are sufficient to treat influenza and strep throat, but the bacteria that causes strep got into the child's blood. Bermudez's case is rare, her ... «MiamiHerald.com, Apr 14»
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How Flesh-Eating Strep Bacteria Evolved Into an Epidemic
You've probably caught a strain of group A Streptococcus before, manifesting itself as strep throat. But depending on your immune system and the strain of Strep ... «Wired, Apr 14»
9
Germs that cause colds can last outside human body for months: study
Prior research has already concluded that two common bacteria that cause colds, ear infections, and strep throat don't often live for long outside the human body ... «New York Daily News, Dec 13»
10
Two Questions May Rule Out Strep Throat
In a new study of more than 70,000 patients with sore throats, those two questions and an accounting of how common strep infections were within a local area ... «WebMD, Nov 13»

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