phytoplasma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phyto- +‎ plasma

Noun[edit]

phytoplasma (plural phytoplasmas)

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  1. Any of various specialized bacteria that are obligate parasites of plant phloem tissue and of some insects, characterized by the lack of a cell wall, a pleiomorphic or filamentous shape (normally with a diameter of less than one micrometer), and their very small genomes.