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spheroplast

[sfeer-uh-plast, sfer-] /ˈsfɪər əˌplæst, ˈsfɛr-/
noun, Bacteriology
1.
a Gram-negative bacterial cell with a cell wall that has been altered or is partly missing, resulting in a spherical shape.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; sphero- + -plast
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