Smallest free-living organisms known to infect humans. Mycoplasmas cause a variety of illnesses, especially of the lungs and sexual organs.
Any microorganism of the genus Mycoplasma, also called pleuropneumonialike organism.
a microorganism, of which there are many varieties
(e.g., Mycoplasma penetrans), that usually does not cause disease in people
with healthy immune systems. Mycoplasma is believed by some to be a co-factor
in the development of AIDS.
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