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  1. pleuropneumonialike organism, PPLOnoun

    a mycoplasma resistant to antibiotics that causes a kind of pneumonia in humans


  1. PPLO

    Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria that, like the other members of the class Mollicutes, lack a cell wall around their cell membranes. Peptidoglycan (murein) is absent. This characteristic makes them naturally resistant to antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis (like the beta-lactam antibiotics). They can be parasitic or saprotrophic. Several species are pathogenic in humans, including M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause of "walking" pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, and M. genitalium, which is believed to be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases. Mycoplasma species (like the other species of the class Mollicutes) are among the smallest organisms yet discovered, can survive without oxygen, and come in various shapes. For example, M. genitalium is flask-shaped (about 300 x 600 nm), while M. pneumoniae is more elongated (about 100 x 1000 nm), many Mycoplasma species are coccoid. Hundreds of Mycoplasma species infect animals.The trivial name “mycoplasma” (plural mycoplasmas or mycoplasms) is commonly used for all members of the class Mollicutes. In scientific classification, the designation Mycoplasma refers exclusively to the genus, a member of the Mycoplasmataceae, the only family of the order Mycoplasmatales (see “scientific classification”).


  1. pplo

    PPLO, also known as Pleuropneumonia-Like Organisms, refers to a group of wall-less bacteria formerly classified as Mycoplasma. They are usually the smallest and simplest self-replicating bacteria that cause respiratory and urogenital diseases in humans and various other diseases in animals. They are named PPLO because they were first identified as the cause of pleuropneumonia in cattle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PPLO in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PPLO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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