a pathogenic bacterium that has developed immunity to antibiotics, or an insect that has developed immunity to insecticides.
(informal) an infective microorganism that has become resistant to antibiotics
superbug su·per·bug (sōō’pər-bŭg’)
Any of various disease-causing bacteria that develop a resistance to drugs normally used to control or eradicate them.
[soo-per-kal-uh n-der] /ˈsu pərˌkæl ən dər/ noun 1. a roll or set of rolls for giving a high, smooth finish to paper. verb (used with object) 2. to finish (paper) in a supercalender. supercalender /ˌsuːpəˈkæləndə/ noun 1. a calender with a number of rollers that gives a high gloss to paper verb 2. (transitive) to […]
[soo-per-kal-uh-fraj-uh-lis-tik-ek-spee-al-i-doh-shuh s] /ˌsu pərˌkæl əˌfrædʒ əˌlɪs tɪkˌɛk spiˌæl ɪˈdoʊ ʃəs/ adjective 1. (used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.) adjective a nonsense word meaning fantastic; also called supercalifragilistic Word Origin popularized by the movie ‘Mary Poppins’
[soo-per-kap-i-tl] /ˈsu pərˌkæp ɪ tl/ noun, Architecture. 1. a member situated between a capital and the spring of an arch, as a dosseret.
noun 1. a substance formulated to prevent sunburn, skin cancers, and other conditions caused by excessive exposure to the sun, usually by absorbing and reflecting ultraviolet radiation. Compare SPF. 2. a lotion, cream, etc., containing such a substance. 3. a latticework or similar construction to shield a patio, atrium, or the like, from direct sunlight. […]