Eaton agent

noun

Ea·​ton agent ˈēt-ᵊn- How to pronounce Eaton agent (audio)
: a bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma (M. pneumoniae) that is the causative agent of primary atypical pneumonia

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“Eaton agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Eaton%20agent. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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