Definition of MRSA noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌem ɑːr es ˈeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌem ɑːr es ˈeɪ//
[uncountable] Hospitals
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the abbreviation for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (a type of bacteria that cannot be killed by standard antibiotics ) rising rates of MRSA infections in hospitals see also superbug See related entries: Hospitals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: MRSA