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pleuropneumonialike organism

[ploo r-oh-noo-mohn-yuh-lahyk, -moh-nee-uh-, -nyoo-, ploo r-] /ˈplʊər oʊ nʊˈmoʊn yəˌlaɪk, -ˈmoʊ ni ə-, -nyʊ-, ˌplʊər-/
noun
1.
any antibiotic-resistant mycoplasma causing a form of pneumonia in humans.
Abbreviation: PPLO.
Origin of pleuropneumonialike organism
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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pleuropneumonialike organism in Medicine

pleuropneumonialike organism pleu·ro·pneu·mon·ia·like organism (plur'ō-nu-mōn'yə-līk, -nyu-)
n.

Abbr. PPLO See mycoplasma.

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