Talk:apoptosis

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Alternative pronunciation[edit]

I don't know how to encode pronunciation so should not edit myself. It seems like the lists pronunciation is something like 'ay-pop-TOE-sis' ? This is now a common pronunciation. However it is also acceptable (and once was preferred) to use 'ay-poe-TOE-SIS.' In this case, the 2nd p is not pronounced, and the 2nd syllable has a bit less emphasis. This preserves significance of the 'apo' prefix, and is consistent with the silent initial 'p' in 'ptosis.' Thanks, BB —This unsigned comment was added by 169.230.242.149 (talkcontribs) at 05:23, 6 April 2009 (UTC).

Hi. I’ve added a US pronunciation given alongside the RP one in the OED’s entry for apoptosis; unfortunately, it does not match your claimed pronunciation. TBH and FWIW, the pronunciation you suggest sounds very strange to me. Nevertheless, if you can find a reference for your claim, I’d be happy to add the information and the reference to the entry for you.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 11:54, 6 April 2009 (UTC)