- a pathogenic bacterium that has developed immunity to antibiotics, or an insect that has developed immunity to insecticides.
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- informal an infective microorganism that has become resistant to antibiotics
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- Any of various disease-causing bacteria that develop a resistance to drugs normally used to control or eradicate them.
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