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Medical Term:

Pfeiffer phenomenon

Pronunciation: fi'fer

Definition: the alteration and complete disintegration of Vibrio cholerae when introduced into the peritoneal cavity of an immunized guinea pig, or into that of a normal one if immune serum is injected at the same time; extended to include bacteriolysis in general.

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