pleuropneumonialike-organism

pleuropneumonialike organism

[ploor-oh-noo-mohn-yuh-lahyk, -moh-nee-uh-, -nyoo-, ploor-]
noun
any antibiotic-resistant mycoplasma causing a form of pneumonia in humans. Abbreviation: PPLO

Origin:
1930–35

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pleuropneumonialike-organism
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

pleuropneumonialike organism pleu·ro·pneu·mon·ia·like organism (plur'ō-nu-mōn'yə-līk, -nyu-)
n.

Abbr. PPLO See mycoplasma.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature