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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