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mycoplasma

noun my·co·plas·ma \ˌmī-kō-ˈplaz-mə\
plural my·co·plas·mas also my·co·plas·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of MYCOPLASMA

:  any of a genus (Mycoplasma of the family Mycoplasmataceae) of pleomorphic gram-negative chiefly nonmotile bacteria that lack a cell wall and are mostly parasitic usually in mammals —called also pleuropneumonia-like organism
my·co·plas·mal \-məl\ adjective

Origin of MYCOPLASMA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1955

mycoplasma

noun my·co·plas·ma \ˌmī-kō-ˈplaz-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYCOPLASMA

1
capitalized :  the type genus of the family Mycoplasmataceae containing minute pleomorphic gram-negative chiefly nonmotile bacteria that are mostly parasitic usually in mammals—see pleuropneumonia 2
2
plural my·co·plas·mas also my·co·plas·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ :  any bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma or of the family Mycoplasmataceae—called also pleuropneumonia-like organism, PPLO
my·co·plas·mal \-məl\ adjective

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