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- noun An acute inflammatory disease occurring during recovery from infection with a strain of streptococcus bacteria, having an onset marked by fever and joint pain and frequently resulting in scarring of the heart valves.
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- noun an
inflammationof the jointsand the heartfollowing a respiratory infectionwith streptococcus
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- noun a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves
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