Very commonly used shortened form of Streptococcus, a very common and important group of bacteria. See Streptococcus
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Streptococcus; streptomycin

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strep 'strep n, often attrib STREPTOCOCCUS <a \strep infection>

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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