Definition of mycoplasma-like in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈplazməˌlʌɪk/


  • Of a microorganism: resembling a mycoplasma (especially in electron microscopic appearance); specifically designating any of a group of non-culturable organisms seen in the phloem of plants and associated with symptoms such as stunting, yellows, or witches' broom formation. Of a disease: resembling a mycoplasmal disease, especially a mycoplasmal respiratory infection.


1960s; earliest use found in Journal Cell Science. From mycoplasma + -like.