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C. difficile

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌsiːdɪˈfɪsɪliː/ (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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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