Mollicutes(redirected from nonhaemotrophic mollicutes)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Mollicutes(mol″ĭ′kūt-ēz) [L. mollis, soft + cutis, skin]
A class of very small bacteria, some of which have cell walls and others of which have no cell walls but are surrounded instead by a cell membrane. It includes several genera that cause human diseases, including Erysipelothrix (a gram-positive rod shaped bacterium that has a cell wall), Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners