Definition of Superbug

1. Noun. A strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics.

Generic synonyms: Bacteria, Bacterium



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.
Exact synonyms: Bemisia Tabaci, Poinsettia Strain
Group relationships: Bemisia, Genus Bemisia
Generic synonyms: Sweet-potato Whitefly

Definition of Superbug

1. Noun. (colloquial) A strain of bacteria that has become resistant to many antibiotics. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) An insect, ''Bemisia tabaci'', that is a serious pest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superbug

1. a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superbug

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superbomber
superbombers
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superbradyon
superbradyons
superbrain
superbrains
superbrand
superbrands
superbrat
superbrats
superbright
superbubble
superbubbles
superbug (current term)
superbugs
superbull
superbulls
superbuoyant
superbureaucrat
superbureaucrats
superburst
superbursts
superbusiness
superbusy
supercabinet
supercabinets
supercaffeinated
supercaffeine

Literary usage of Superbug

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1. The Breathing Dead and Cement Children by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"CHAPTER 13 THE NEWS DESK 6/30/94 Rick Martin superbug In an article from the June 26 edition of TIlE SUNDAY RECORD (NJ), written by Bob Groves, ..."

2. The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria by George Dennis (1878)
"I. 7) informs us that boys were sacrificed by Tarquinius superbug to Mania, the mother of the Lares, but that this custom was abolished by Junius Brutus ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1884)
"... of its own crown by the anterior horn of the anterior crescent of the crown next posterior. This Joes not exist in worn molars of St. superbug and Jf. ..."

4. The Beginners' Latin Book by William Coe Collar, Moses Grant Daniell (1889)
"[superbus], proudly, haughtily. superbug, -a, -um, adj. [super], proud. SUPERB. superior, -us, adj., comp. of supe- rus, higher, superior. ..."

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