pleuropneumonialike organisms

pleu·ro·pneu·mo·ni·a·like or·ga·nisms (PPLO),

the original name given to a group of bacteria that do not possess cell walls; these organisms, isolated from humans and other animals, soil, and sewage, are now assigned to the order Mycoplasmatales.

pleu·ro·pneu·mo·ni·a·like or·gan·isms

(PPLO) (plūr'ō-nū-mō'nē-ă-līk ōr'gă-nizms)
The original name given to a group of bacteria that do not possess cell walls; these organisms, isolated from humans and other animals, soil, and sewage, are now assigned to the order Mycoplasmatales.
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