variants or less commonly mycoplasma
: a hypothetical hibernating form of various fungi (as rusts) in which the fungus protoplasm is intimately fused with that of dormant structures (as seeds) of the host plant

Word History


New Latin mycoplasma, from myc- + -plasma

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“Mycoplasm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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