Definition of Persister

1. Noun. Something that persists ¹



2. Noun. (biology) Any organism that survives a period of extreme conditions (such as winter) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persister

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Persister

1. That which, or one who, is capable of persistence; especially a bacteria that exhibits microbial persistence. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Persister

persistent atrioventricular canal
persistent chronic hepatitis
persistent ectopic pregnancy
persistent foetal circulation syndrome
persistent generalised lymphadenopathy
persistent mullerian duct syndrome
persistent tremor
persistent vegetative state
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persistently growing tooth
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persnicketiness
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person-to-person
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person hour
person of color
person of colour

Literary usage of Persister

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Persist, in French persister, Latin persisto, is compounded of per, through, and sistere, to put, and corresponds to the modern phrase "to put it through. ..."

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