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Meaning of mycoplasma

my•co•plas•ma

Pronunciation: (mī"kō-plaz'mu), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous parasitic microorganisms of the class Mollicutes, comprising the smallest self-reproducing prokaryotes, lacking a true cell wall and able to survive without oxygen: a common cause of pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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