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Sore throat cause (5 letter answer)

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The answer STREP is common and appears about once every 225 puzzles.

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Throat malady
Throat problem
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Penicillin target, for short
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STREP as a noun:

1. (streptococcus, streptococci, strep) = spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis

STREP as an adjective:

1. (streptococcal, streptococcic, strep) = of or relating to or caused by streptococci