from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various extremely small bacteria of the genus Mycoplasma that lack cell walls, are usually nonmotile, and are often pathogenic or parasitic in mammals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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

[New Latin genus name : myco– + plasma.]


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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. Front Page

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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