HyperDic: superbug

English > 2 senses of the word superbug:
NOUNanimalsuperbuga strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
animalsuperbug, Bemisia tabaci, poinsettia straina 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
English > superbug: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningA strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics.
Broaderbacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
English > superbug: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsBemisia tabaci, poinsettia strain
Member ofBemisia, genus Bemisiasweet-potato whitefly
Broadersweet-potato whiteflyA variety of whitefly

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