superbug

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noun su·per·bug \ˈsü-pər-ˌbəg\

Definition of superbug

  1. :  a pathogenic microorganism and especially a bacterium that has developed resistance to the medications normally used against it

1945

First Known Use of superbug

1945


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superbug

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noun su·per·bug \ˈsü-pər-ˌbəg\

Medical Definition of superbug

  1. :  a pathogenic microorganism and especially a bacterium that has developed resistance to the medications normally used against it The rise of superbugs that can survive multiple antibiotics—such as MRSA, the notorious “flesh-eating bacterium”—has turned once-trivial infections into persistent problems.—Valerie Ross, Discover, 7 Sept. 2010

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