Medical Dictionary

VRE

noun \ˌvē-ˌär-ˈē\

Medical Definition of VRE

:  any of various bacterial strains of the genus Enterococcus (as E. faecium and E. faecalis) that are resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin, occur as part of the normal flora especially of the gastrointestinal tract, and may cause serious infections (as of the urinary tract, blood, or surgical wounds) typically in immunocompromised individuals in a hospital setting

Origin of VRE

vancomycin-resistant enterococcus
April 28, 2015
portmanteau Hear it
a word formed by the blending of words
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