rhexis

[rek-sis]

Origin of rhexis

1375–1425; < New 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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British Dictionary definitions for rhexis

rhexis

noun
  1. med the rupture of an organ or blood vessel

Word Origin for rhexis

C17: from Greek rhēxis a bursting
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rhexis in Medicine

rhexis

[rĕksĭs]
n. pl. rhex•es (rĕksēz)
  1. Bursting or rupture of an organ or vessel.
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