noun plural

My·​co·​plas·​ma·​ta·​ce·​ae -ˌplaz-mə-ˈtā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Mycoplasmataceae (audio)
: a family (coextensive with the order Mycoplasmatales) of minute pleomorphic gram-negative nonmotile bacteria that have complex life cycles, are mostly parasitic usually in mammals, and are classified into the genera Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

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“Mycoplasmataceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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