noun \ˈel-ˌfrm\

Definition of L-FORM

:  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


noun \ˈel-ˌfrm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of L–FORM

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


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