any of a class (Mollicutes) of bacteria that lack cell walls and may cause disease, esp. of the joints and lungs, in humans and domestic animals, or may be pathogenic for plants
Origin of mycoplasmaModL: see myco- and plasma
Any of various extremely small bacteria of the genus Mycoplasma that lack cell walls, are usually nonmotile, and are often pathogenic or parasitic in mammals.
Origin of mycoplasmaNew Latin genus name myco- plasma
(countable and uncountable, plural mycoplasmas)