perfringere

See: breach
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tunc ferus Hippomedon magno cum fragmine ripae cunctantem deiecit equum, ducibusque relictis gurgite de medio frenis suspensus et armis, 'ite uiri,' clamat, 'sic uos in moenia primus ducere, sic clausas uoueo perfringere Thebas.
The Latin term perfringere means to break up and this bacterium is believed to be named because it produces necrotizing enzymes.