- pleuropneumonialike organisms
- (PPLO) originally, a group of filtrable microorganisms similar to Mycoplasma mycoides, which causes pleuropneumonia in cattle. They are now classified as bacteria and have been assigned to various species of the genus Mycoplasma.
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Mycoplasma — The mycoplasma are a very large group of bacteria. There are more than 70 types. Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are among the dozen types of mycoplasma that occur in humans. Mycoplasma hominis is a common inhabitant of the vagina… … Medical dictionary
PPLO — Abbreviation for pleuropneumonia like organisms, under organism. * * * pleuropneumonia like organism * * * PPLO .pē .pē .el ō n, pl PPLO MYCOPLASMA * * * see mycoplasma * * * pleuropneumonialike organisms … Medical dictionary
infectious sinusitis of turkeys — a common, sometimes highly fatal respiratory disease of turkeys and game birds, caused by pleuropneumonialike organisms (q.v.) and marked by swelling below the eyes and sneezing; called also airsac disease … Medical dictionary