L-form

noun
\ ˈel-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce L-form (audio) \
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

First Known Use of L-form

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for L-form

Lister Institute, London, where it was first isolated

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“L-form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/L-form. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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L-form

noun
\ ˈel-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce L-form (audio) \

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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