mycoplasma

Prokaryotic microorganisms lacking cell walls, and therefore resistant to many antibiotics. Formerly known as pleuro-pneumonia-like organisms (PPLO). Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a causative agent of pneumonia in humans and some domestic animals . Troublesome contaminants of animal cell cultures, in which they may grow attached or close to cell surfaces, subtly altering properties of the cells, but escaping detection unless specifically monitored. Similar organisms, spiroplasms, cause various diseases in plants. ...

Mycoplasma

A micro-organism intermediate in size between viruses and bacteria possessing many virus-like properties and not visible with a light microscope.

Mycoplasma

(mi´ko-plaz″mә) a genus of highly pleomorphic, gram-negative, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria that lack cell walls, including the pleuropneumonia-like organisms and other species. Mycoplasma hominis a species found associated with nongonococcal urethritis and...
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mycoplasma

[n] - the smallest self-reproducing prokaryote
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mycoplasma

noun any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack a cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection
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Mycoplasma

A group of bacteria that can affect implantation following fertilization and pregnancy outcome in a successfully implanted egg. When the bacteria is found in the vaginal tract, it is a common cause of miscarriage. The bacteria is responsible for causing sperm antibodies to form as well as an inflammation of the uterine lining, which creates an in.....
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Mycoplasma

A pathogenic microorganism that passes through bacterial filters but has certain features in common with bacteria.
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mycoplasma

A wall-less prokaryotic microorganism of the class Mollicutes.
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Mycoplasma

An organism capable of causing mastitis.
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mycoplasma

any bacterium in the genus Mycoplasma. The name mycoplasma has also been used to denote any species in the class mollicutes or any genus in the order ... [7 related articles]
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Mycoplasma

disease-causing agents similar to viruses.
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Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma: The mycoplasma are a very large group of bacteria. There are more than 70 types. Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are among the dozen types of mycoplasma that occur in humans. Mycoplasma hominis is a common inhabitant of the vagina and can cause infections of the female and male genital tracts. Mycoplasma pneumoniae can infe...
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Mycoplasma

pneumoniamycoplasmal pneumonia the most common form of primary atypical pneumonia, caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, usually seen in young adults.
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mycoplasma

Prokaryotic microorganisms lacking cell walls and therefore resistant to many antibiotics. Formerly known as pleuro pneumonia like organisms (PPLO). A causative agent of pneumonia in humans and some domestic animals, is Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Troublesome contaminants of animal cell cultures, in which they may grow attached or close to cell surfaces...
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Mycoplasma

See Ureaplasma.
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Mycoplasma

the smallest free-living micro-organisms
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mycoplasma

These are a group of bacteria that have lost their cell walls.
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mycoplasma

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′kō-plaz′mă, -plaz′mah-tă Definitions: 1. A vernacular term used only to refer to any member of the genus Mycoplasma.
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