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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or caused by a streptococcus.

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  • adj. Referring to bacteria of the genus Streptococcus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or caused by streptococci.

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  • adj. of or relating to or caused by streptococci


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  • Recent work refutes the long-standing theory that influenza was involved, and examination of the few modern cases has established a likely cause: autoimmune reaction when antibodies to a certain streptococcal infection bind to brain proteins.

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  • Strep throat is also referred to as streptococcal pharyngitis.


  • Less than twenty-four hours later, Felicia died of what was eventually determined to be streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, in which a common bacterial infection becomes extremely invasive and causes damage to the vital organs.

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  • I've read so much information regarding pneumococcal/streptococcal bacteria since that time.

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  • He said it was a streptococcal infection Strep B that had created adhesions and that I could forget about having children.

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  • • Antistreptolysin O (ASO) Antibodies: ASO Antibodies are used to determine exposure to streptococcal streptolysin O bacteria.

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  • In his youth, my father had caught a terrible disease: streptococcal arthritis, ending in irreversible lesions in the aortic valves.

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  • When GAS enters the bloodstream, it can lead to a mild infection or, less commonly, a more severe situation such as necrotizing fasciitis, also known as "flesh-eating bacteria," or streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS).


  • In fact, his death was caused by bacterial endocarditis exacerbated by a streptococcal infection reaching his blood following a dental extraction in winter 1795, and it was no doubt further affected by the three months of famine culminating in the Dumfries Food Riots of March 1796, and on 21 July 1796 he died in Dumfries at the age of 37.

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  • Scientists can now show the precise process by which proteins in streptococcal bacteria mimic cells in the heart, resulting in the autoimmune reaction known commonly as rheumatic heart disease.

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