spiroplasma

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spi·ro·plas·ma

 (spī′rə-plăz′mə)
n.
Any of various small spiral-shaped bacteria of the genus Spiroplasma that lack a cell wall, move by means of a flexing motion, and cause diseases in some plants and insects.

[New Latin Spīroplasma, genus name : Latin spīra, coil; see spire2 + plasma.]