Stepto is defined as twisted chain.
An example of strepto is streptococci which is a family of bacteria that occurs in chains and some can cause serious diseases.
- twisted chain
Origin of strepto-from Classical Greek streptos, twisted: see streptomyces
- Twisted; twisted chain: streptococcus.
- Streptococcus: streptolysin.
Origin of strepto-From Greek streptos twisted from strephein to turn ; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.