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Definition of Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma: A large group of bacteria, with more than 100 types identified. Mycoplasma are very simple one-celled organisms without outer membranes. They penetrate and infect individual cells. Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are examples of mycoplasma bacteria that occur in humans.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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