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L–form

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noun \ˈel-ˌfȯrm\

Definition of L–form

  1. :  a variant bacterium formed especially under stressful conditions and usually lacking a cell wall



Origin of l–form

Lister Institute, London, where it was first isolated


First Known Use: 1948


Medical Dictionary

L–form

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noun \ˈel-ˌfȯrm\

Medical Definition of L–form

  1. :  a variant form of some bacteria that usually lacks a cell wall—called also L-phase




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