Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that is resistant to most antibiotics

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MRSA UK [ˌem ɑːr es ˈeɪ] US [ˌem ɑr es ˈeɪ] noun [uncountable]
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a type of bacteria that antibiotics cannot kill and can make people very ill. It is often found in hospitals and is sometimes called a superbug .
Thesaurus: microorganisms and bacteriahyponym

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MRSA 7 [MRSA] [ˌem ɑːr es ˈeɪ] [ˌem ɑːr es ˈeɪ] noun uncountable
the abbreviation for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (a type of bacteria that cannot be killed by standard ↑antibiotics )

rising rates of MRSA infections in hospitals

see also superbug

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