L–form

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noun \ˈel-ˌfȯrm\
variants: or less commonly

L–phase

Definition of L–form

  1. :  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


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L–form

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noun \ˈel-ˌfȯrm\

Medical Definition of L–form

  1. :  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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