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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous parasitic, pathogenic microorganisms of the genus Mycoplasma that lack a true cell wall, are gram-negative, and need sterols such as cholesterol for growth. In humans, one species is a primary cause of nonbacterial pneumonia. Also called pleuropneumonia-like organism.

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  • n. Any infectious bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma, often specifically Mycoplasma pneumoniae

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A term applied by Eriksson to a latent infective form of Puccinia which, concealed within the cytoplasm of the host-cells, later develops into mycelium. Also mycoplasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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  • Or even how a bacteria works or how to kill one.most bacteria have a cell wall and can be killed by penetrating this cell wall, , but their is a group of microorganisms called mycoplasma which do not have cell wals and actually live inside the cell and live off of the stuff the nucleus depends on for sustenance Hmm...

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  • Three years after having her life thrown into chaos by a rare brain infection called mycoplasma meningoencephalitis - an aggressive form of meningitis - Maggie is back on the basketball court at BV Northwest.

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  • For all I know, it was a coinfection such as mycoplasma or chlamydia pneumoniae or even some kind of ehrlichiosis that my body was able to clear on its own, although I never tested remotely positive for ehrlichiosis, or some kind of post-infection autoimmune reaction.

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  • He notes air filtration technology developed for PRRS is applicable to other airborne diseases such as mycoplasma and most likely will be applicable to agents that cause influenza.

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  • I have lyme, fibromyalgia, mycoplasma penetrans, graves disease and other conditions.

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  • The deal is narrow, relating to the technology for making and selling to China branded vaccines to combat mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, a strain of pig pneumonia.

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  • It was a large undertaking to assemble the 1 million base pair synthetic chromosome for a mycoplasma.

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  • Various types of bacteria and other organisms, including genital mycoplasma and ureaplasma, have also been linked to PID.

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  • When present, semen cultures should be obtained to look for bacteria such as enterococcus, E. coli, and chlamydia, as well as mycoplasma, which may affect fertility.

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