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neocytolysis

Pronunciation: ne'o-si-tol'i-sis

Definition: Physiologic process in which immature erythrocytes are selectively hemolyzed, resulting in adaptation to a new environment in which erythrocyte mass is excessive; discovered in studies of patients with space-flight–related anemia.

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