plasmoptysis

noun

plas·​mop·​ty·​sis plaz-ˈmäp-tə-səs How to pronounce plasmoptysis (audio)
plural plasmoptyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce plasmoptysis (audio)
: the bursting forth of protoplasm from a cell through rupture of the cell wall

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“Plasmoptysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plasmoptysis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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