pleuropneumonia-like organism
noun Date: 1935 mycoplasma

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  • pleuropneumonia-like organism — (= PPLO) See mycoplasmas …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • pleuropneumonia-like organism — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a microorganism of the family Mycoplasmataceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleu|ro|pneu|mo|nia-like organism — «PLUR oh noo MOHN yuh LYK, MOH nee uh ; nyoo », any one of the filterable microorganisms resembling both viruses and bacteria that cause such diseases as primary atypical pneumonia and pleuropneumonia of cattle; mycoplasma. Abbr: PPLO (no… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleuropneumonia-likeorganism — pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia like organism (plo͝or ō no͝o mōnʹyə līk , nyo͝o ) n. Abbr. PPLO See mycoplasma. * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

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