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mycoplasma

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noun my·co·plas·ma \ˌmī-kō-ˈplaz-mə\

Definition of mycoplasma

plural my·co·plas·mas also my·co·plas·ma·taplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  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 play \-məl\ adjective


Origin of mycoplasma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1955


Medical Dictionary

mycoplasma

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noun my·co·plas·ma \ˌmī-kō-ˈplaz-mə\

Medical Definition of mycoplasma

  1. 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. 2plural my·co·plas·mas also my·co·plas·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play :  any bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma or of the family Mycoplasmataceae—called also pleuropneumonia-like organism, PPLO

  3. my·co·plas·mal \-məl\play adjective




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