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

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

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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