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Medical Term:

plasmolysis

Pronunciation: plaz-mol'i-sis

Definition: Shrinking of plant cells by osmotic loss of cytoplasmic water.

Synonym(s): protoplasmolysis

[plasmo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

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