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autoclasis

Pronunciation: aw-tok′lă-sis, aw-tō-klā′zē-ă

Definition:

  1. A breaking up or rupturing from intrinsic or internal causes.
  2. Progressive immunologically induced tissue destruction.

[auto- + G. klasis, breaking]

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