cell wall-defective bacteria

cell wall-defective bacteria

bacteria with absent or damaged cell walls; morphologically, they may become spheroplasts, round structures with little or no cell wall, or they may develop filamentous forms, with or without bulbous, extruded portions.

cell wall-de·fec·tive bac·te·ri·a

(sel wawl-dĕ-fek'tiv bak-tēr'ē-ă)
Bacteria with absent or damaged cell walls; morphologically, they may become spheroplasts, round structures with little or no cell wall, or they may develop filamentous forms, with or without bulbous, extruded portions.