[ soo-per-buhg ]
/ ˈsu pərˌbʌg /
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
/ (ˈsuːpəˌbʌɡ) /
informal an infective microorganism that has become resistant to antibiotics
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Medicine definitions for superbug
[ sōō′pər-bŭg′ ]
Any of various disease-causing bacteria that develop a resistance to drugs normally used to control or eradicate them.
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