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autoclasis au·toc·la·sis (ô-tŏk'lə-sĭs) or au·to·cla·si·a (ô'tō-klā'zē-ə)

  1. A breaking up or rupturing from intrinsic or internal causes.

  2. Progressive, immunologically induced tissue destruction.

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