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carbapenem–resistant Enterobacteriaceae

noun plural

Medical Definition of carbapenem–resistant Enterobacteriaceae

  1. :  cre Although many germs have become resistant to antibiotics, from tuberculosis to gonorrhea, health leaders are most concerned about a class of superbugs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE.—Liz Szabo and Peter Eisler, USA Today, 6 Mar. 2013


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