[mur-suh or, esp. Canadian, said as letters] /ˈmɜr sə or, esp. Canadian, said as letters/
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus , a bacterium that is highly resistant to methicillin, penicillin, and certain other antibiotics, and may cause infections of the skin, blood, lungs, etc.:
MRSA infections in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
a staph infection caused by these bacteria:
the threat of MRSA among athletes.
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a bacterium that enters the skin through open wounds to cause septicaemia and is extremely resistant to most antibiotics. It has been responsible for outbreaks of untreatable infections among patients in hospitals
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
abbreviation 1. Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- MR scan
noun 1. a medical examination performed with an MR scanner. 2. an image obtained by examination with an MR scanner.
- MR scanner
noun 1. a diagnostic device employing nuclear magnetic resonance to display computer-generated sectional images of the body, consisting of a large, body-encircling magnet that generates a strong, uniform magnetic field which interacts with radio waves to excite the nuclei of hydrogen atoms, or other specific atoms, and a detection system that picks up the signals […]
[mal-uh-prop] /ˈmæl əˌprɒp/ noun 1. Mrs. a character in Sheridan’s The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words. n. 1823, from name of theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop (see malapropism). Related: Malapropian.