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disease resistance in an organism or group of organisms, a quality of low susceptibility to disease.
drug resistance the reduction in effectiveness of a drug in curing an infectious disease or cancer. Drug resistance typically develops when pathogenic cells or cancerous cells evolve the ability to tolerate a drug used to kill them.
multidrug resistance the reduction in effectiveness of more than one drug in curing an infectious disease or cancer. Drug resistance typically develops when pathogenic cells or cancerous cells evolve the ability to tolerate drugs used to kill them.
passive resistance the use of noncooperation, fasting, or other nonviolent means to oppose one's own government or an occupying force.
pesticide resistance the evolved resistance of a pest to one or more pesticides.
pièce de résistance (French) the main course or dish of a meal. [2 definitions]