mycoplasma

noun my·co·plas·ma \ ˌmī-kō-ˈplaz-mə \

Definition of mycoplasma

plural mycoplasmas also mycoplasmata play \-mə-tə\
:any of a genus (Mycoplasma of the family Mycoplasmataceae) of pleomorphic gram-negative chiefly nonmotile bacteria that lack a cell wall and are mostly parasitic usually in mammals called also pleuropneumonia-like organism

mycoplasmal

play \-məl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mycoplasma

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mycoplasma

noun my·co·plas·ma \ ˌmī-kō-ˈplaz-mə \

medical Definition of mycoplasma

1 capitalized :the type genus of the family Mycoplasmataceae containing minute pleomorphic gram-negative chiefly nonmotile bacteria that are mostly parasitic usually in mammals — see pleuropneumonia 2
2 plural mycoplasmas also mycoplasmata play \-mət-ə\ :any bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma or of the family Mycoplasmataceae called also pleuropneumonia-like organism, PPLO

mycoplasmal

play \-məl\ adjective

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