Definition of ureaplasma in English:

ureaplasma

Line breaks: urea|plasma
Pronunciation: /ˌjʊərɪəˈplazmə
 
/

noun

  • A small bacterium related to the mycoplasmas, characterized by the ability to metabolize urea.
    • Genus Ureaplasma, order Mycoplasmatales
    More example sentences
    • In 40 cases the other bacteria made it impossible to recognise the results of ureaplasmas in culture.
    • It allows the detection of ureaplasmas in case of parallel infections and identification of their species.
    • It is likely that ureaplasmas can gain access to the prostate during an acute ureaplasmal infection of the urethra.

More definitions of ureaplasma

Definition of ureaplasma in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw