a strain of staphylococcus particularly resistant to antibiotics
Origin of MRSAm(ethicillin-)r(esistant) S(taphylococcus) a(ureus)
- Any of various strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to methicillin and other beta-lactam antibiotics and can cause life-threatening infections. Many strains are also resistant to other classes of antibiotics.
- An infection caused by one of these strains of bacteria.
Origin of MRSAm(ethicillin)-r(esistant) S(taphylococcus) a(ureus)