persister

noun

per·​sist·​er -tər How to pronounce persister (audio)
: a persistent microbe
elimination of persisters may constitute the worst stumbling block for eradication programsR. J. Dubos

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“Persister.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/persister. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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