superbug

Definitions of superbug
  1. noun
    a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
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    type of:
    bacteria, bacterium
    (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
  2. noun
    a strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias
    synonyms: Bemisia tabaci, poinsettia strain
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    type of:
    sweet-potato whitefly
    a variety of whitefly
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