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

any antibiotic-resistant mycoplasma causing a form of pneumonia in humans. Abbreviation: PPLO

Words nearby pleuropneumonialike organism

Origin of pleuropneumonialike organism

First recorded in 1930–35
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Medicine definitions for pleuropneumonialike organism

pleuropneumonialike organism
[ plur′ō-nu-mōnyə-līk ]

n.

mycoplasma
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