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superbug

[soo-per-buhg] /ˈsu pərˌbʌg/
noun, Informal.
1.
a pathogenic bacterium that has developed immunity to antibiotics, or an insect that has developed immunity to insecticides.
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superbug

/ˈsuːpəˌbʌɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) an infective microorganism that has become resistant to antibiotics
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superbug in Medicine

superbug su·per·bug (sōō'pər-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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