from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An infection of the throat caused by hemolytic streptocci and marked by fever, pain, and enlargement of lymph nodes.

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  • noun pathology An infection of the throat with streptococci.

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  • noun an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus


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