plasmatorrhexis

noun
plas·​ma·​tor·​rhex·​is | \ ˌplazmətəˈreksə̇s \
plural plasmatorrhexes\ -​kˌsēz \

Definition of plasmatorrhexis

: the disruption of a cell by internal pressure due to swelling

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History and Etymology for plasmatorrhexis

New Latin, from plasmato- + -rrhexis

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“Plasmatorrhexis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasmatorrhexis. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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