ultracompetent

adjective
ul·​tra·​com·​pe·​tent | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈkäm-pə-tənt How to pronounce ultracompetent (audio) \

Definition of ultracompetent

: extremely or extraordinarily competent: such as
a : greatly exceeding an adequate or requisite level of ability her ultracompetent assistant
b of a bacterial cell : highly efficient in taking up exogenous DNA ultracompetent cells created in the laboratory for DNA cloning

First Known Use of ultracompetent

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultracompetent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracompetent. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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