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Noun: superbug  'soo-pu(r),búg
  1. A strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
  2. 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
    - Bemisia tabaci, poinsettia strain
  3. Bacterium or organism that has evolved resistance to drugs, pesticides, etc.

Derived forms: superbugs

Type of: bacteria, bacterium, sweet-potato whitefly

Part of: Bemisia, genus Bemisia

Encyclopedia: Superbug