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superbug

[ soo-per-buhg ]
/ ˈsu pərˌbʌg /
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noun Informal.

a pathogenic bacterium that has developed immunity to antibiotics, or an insect that has developed immunity to insecticides.

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British Dictionary definitions for superbug

superbug
/ (ˈsuːpəˌbʌɡ) /

noun

informal an infective microorganism that has become resistant to antibiotics
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Medical definitions for superbug

superbug
[ sōōpər-bŭg′ ]

n.

Any of various disease-causing bacteria that develop a resistance to drugs normally used to control or eradicate them.
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