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Medical Term:

erythrocytorrhexis

Pronunciation: e-rith'ro-si'to-rek'sis

Definition: A partial erythrocytolysis in which particles of protoplasm escape from the red blood cells, which then become crenated and deformed.

Synonym(s): erythrorrhexis

[erythrocyte + G. rhexis, rupture]

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