from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An infection of the throat, often epidemic, caused by hemolytic streptococci and characterized by fever and inflammation of the tonsils.

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  • n. An infection of the throat with streptococci.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus


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