Definition of mycoplasma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīkōˈplazmə/

noun (plural mycoplasmas or mycoplasmata /-mətə/)

Any of a group of small typically parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and sometimes cause diseases.
  • Class Mollicutes and order Mycoplasmatales.
Example sentences
  • All microbes, be it viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi or parasites interfere in research.
  • The mycoplasmas are extra cellular parasites usually attached to the external surface of cells, but can also penetrate these.
  • The antibiotics must be able to penetrate cell walls, as the mycoplasma are hidden inside cells.

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Syllabification: my·co·plas·ma

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