Meaning of ureaplasma in English:


Pronunciation /ˌjʊərɪəˈplazmə/


  • A small bacterium related to the mycoplasmas, characterized by the ability to metabolize urea.

    Genus Ureaplasma, order Mycoplasmatales

    ‘In 40 cases the other bacteria made it impossible to recognise the results of ureaplasmas in culture.’
    • ‘It allows the detection of ureaplasmas in case of parallel infections and identification of their species.’
    • ‘It is likely that ureaplasmas can gain access to the prostate during an acute ureaplasmal infection of the urethra.’
    • ‘Even if ureaplasmas use iron in their respiration, the iron use is probably different from that in other mycoplasmas.’
    • ‘Mycoplasma, chlamydia and ureaplasma are among the smallest of free-living organisms.’