mycoplasma

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mycoplasma (countable and uncountable, plural mycoplasmas or mycoplasmata)

  1. Any infectious bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma, often specifically Mycoplasma pneumoniae
    • 2007 January 5, Katie Zezima, “More Rhode Island Schools Closed in Disease Outbreak”, in New York Times[1]:
      Officials are investigating whether the illness was caused by mycoplasma, a common bacteria known as walking pneumonia.
    • 2013 March 1, Harold J. Morowitz, “The Smallest Cell”, in American Scientist[2], volume 101, number 2, page 83:
      It is likely that the long evolutionary trajectory of Mycoplasma went from a reductive autotroph to oxidative heterotroph to a cell-wall–defective degenerate parasite. This evolutionary trajectory assumes the simplicity to complexity route of biogenesis, a point of view that is not universally accepted.

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Noun[edit]

mycoplasma ?

  1. (bacteriology) mycoplasma