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rhexis

[rek-sis] /ˈrɛk sɪs/
noun, plural rhexes
[rek-seez] /ˈrɛk siz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
rupture, as of a blood vessel, organ, or cell.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; < Neo-Latin < Greek rhêxis a breaking, cleft, derivative of rhēgnýnai to break, break loose; replacing late Middle English rixis (attested once) ≪ Greek, as above
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rhexis

/ˈrɛksɪs/
noun
1.
(med) the rupture of an organ or blood vessel
Word Origin
C17: from Greek rhēxis a bursting
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rhexis in Medicine

rhexis rhex·is (rěk'sĭs)
n. pl. rhex·es (rěk'sēz)
Bursting or rupture of an organ or vessel.

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