L-form

noun \ ˈel-ˌfȯrm \
variants: or less commonly L-phase

Definition of L-form

: a small variant form of some bacteria (as those causing anthrax, Lyme disease, and tuberculosis) that typically lacks a cell wall and displays resistance to antibiotics

Origin and Etymology of l-form

Lister Institute, London, where it was first isolated


Medical Dictionary

L-form

noun \ ˈel-ˌfȯrm \

medical Definition of L-form

: a small, variant form of some bacteria (such as those causing anthrax, Lyme disease, and tuberculosis) that usually lacks a cell wall and typically displays resistance to antibiotics called also L-phase

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