phytoplasma

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phy·to·plas·ma

 (fī′tə-plăz′mə)
n.
Any of various extremely small bacteria that lack a cell wall and are transmitted by insects to plants, where they cause disease by infecting the phloem.

[New Latin Phytoplasma, proposed genus name for the organisms : phyto- + (myco)plasma.]

phy′to·plas′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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