Definitions

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  • adj. (of animals) carnivorous

Etymologies

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Examples

  • MRSA, a drug-resistant strain of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, thrives in hospitals where antibiotic use has bred a super-bug commonly known as the "flesh-eating" bacteria.

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  • Japanese researchers looked at 261 samples of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA, including 21 samples of the USA300 strain, a type of MRSA that has gained attention for its spread, its frequent presence in the community as well as the hospital, and its link to necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease.

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  • Lurking on the surface of that base was Strep A bacteria, which causes a tissue-destroying disease known as necrotizing fasciitis, a very rare condition commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria.

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  • The recall notice says the pads may be contaminated with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, an organism that has caused rare but serious infections in humans, including meningitis in newborn infants, pneumonia in patients on ventilators and necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria disease.

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  • Dawn Of The Dead (1978) -- As an onslaught of flesh-eating zombies turns Pittsburgh and other major cities into hellish wastelands of walking dead, National Guardsman Peter (Ken Foree) and helicopter pilot Stephen (David Emge) are forced to take refuge in a vast shopping-mall complex, along with Stephen's girlfriend, Frances (Gaylen Ross).

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  • One side fields giant flesh-eating slugs with a lifespan of millennia, the other side fields metallic-clad strippers out of a Heavy Metal comic.

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  • Unfortunately, the remote village has been the subject of a biological warfare experiment where only women are transformed into flesh-eating zombies via an airborne virus originally introduced through laundry detergent.

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  • The American actor Rob Freeman who had a small role as the eponymous soldier's son in the present-day sequence of Saving Private Ryan plays a US engineer stranded in Africa, the only survivor of an offshore plane crash, who is attempting to make his way to safety through a ravaged world populated by slow-moving, flesh-eating zombies.

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  • You know, mindless flesh-eating killing machines and, at least they could clean up after their mess.

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  • As buffoonish cops circle ill-advisedly, time ticks away for the flesh-eating family, which suddenly must figure out how to fetch its own meals, putting everyone at odds and a posse of streetwalkers — the default prey — on red alert.

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