Definition of ureaplasma in US English:



  • A small bacterium related to the mycoplasmas, characterized by the ability to metabolize urea.

    Genus Ureaplasma, order Mycoplasmatales

    • ‘In 40 cases the other bacteria made it impossible to recognise the results of ureaplasmas in culture.’
    • ‘Even if ureaplasmas use iron in their respiration, the iron use is probably different from that in other mycoplasmas.’
    • ‘It allows the detection of ureaplasmas in case of parallel infections and identification of their species.’
    • ‘It is likely that ureaplasmas can gain access to the prostate during an acute ureaplasmal infection of the urethra.’
    • ‘Mycoplasma, chlamydia and ureaplasma are among the smallest of free-living organisms.’