Meaning of “C. difficile” in the English Dictionary

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"C. difficile" in British English

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C. difficilenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsiː dɪˈfɪs.ɪ.liː/ us /ˌsiː dɪˈfɪs.ɪ.liː/ also C. diff, uk /ˌsiːˈdɪf/ us specialized

abbreviation for Clostridium difficile: a type of bacterium (= an extremely small organism) that can cause serious illness and that is very difficult to treat:

The elderly are at increased risk from C. diff.

(Definition of “C. difficile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)