methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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MRSA .em-.ä'ā n [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] any of several bacterial strains of the genus Staphylococcus (S. aureus) that are resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics (as methicillin and nafcillin) and that are typically benign colonizers of the skin and mucous membranes (as of the nostrils) but may cause severe infections (as by entrance through a surgical wound) esp. in immunocompromised individuals

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methicillin- (or multiple-)resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an increasingly common dangerous bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics and is responsible for outbreaks of infection in hospitals.

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methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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