Medical Dictionary

Mycoplasmatales My·co·plas·ma·ta·les (mī'kō-plāz'mə-tā'lēz)
An order of gram-negative nonmotile microorganisms that do not possess a true cell wall but are instead enclosed by a three-layered membrane and include pathogenic and saprophytic species, such as the pleuropneumonia-like organisms.

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