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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: plaz-mot'ro-pizm

Definition: A condition in which the bone marrow, spleen, and liver are sites for the destruction of the erythrocytes, as opposed to destruction in the circulating blood.

[plasmo- + G. trope, a turning]

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