How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"strepto" is from "streptos" (twisted) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "curved" or "twisted" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Streptocarpella may be either perennial or annual.|
|When streptokinase is applied to a wound, the activated enzyme causes blood clots to rapidly dissolve.|