L organisms

L organisms

[′el ‚ȯr·gə‚niz·əmz]
(microbiology)
Pleomorphic forms of bacteria occurring spontaneously, or favored by agents such as penicillin, which lack cell walls and grow in minute colonies; transition may be reversible under certain conditions.
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