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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.

[New Latin genus name : myco- + plasma.]

my′co·plas′mal adj.


(Biology) of, relating to, or caused by a mycoplasma
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In 13 of 14 PCR-positive samples, mycoplasmas were cultured and M sturni was the only mycoplasmal species identified.
It usually occurs primarily in response to intra-mammary bacterial infection but mycoplasmal, fungal, or algal infections are also causes of mastitis among which Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli are the most important gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, respectively (Schukken et al.
Peuchant works in the laboratory for Mycoplasmal and Chlamydial Infections in Humans at the University of Bordeaux.
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1998: Epidemic mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches from eastern North America.
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He said : "The poultry industry is starting to realise the benefits of using a product like Aivlosin for ensuring flock health and aiding a speedy recovery from the production losses associated with mycoplasmal infections.
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CONTAMINATION BY MYCOPLASMAL organisms is an ever-present concern in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.