persister

noun
per·​sist·​er | \ -tər How to pronounce persister (audio) \

Medical Definition of persister

: a persistent microbe elimination of persisters may constitute the worst stumbling block for eradication programs— R. J. Dubos

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“Persister.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/persister. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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