noun \nə-ˈkrō-səs, ne-\
plural ne·cro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of NECROSIS

:  usu. localized death of living tissue
ne·crot·ic \-ˈkrä-tik\ adjective

Origin of NECROSIS

Late Latin, from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to make dead, from nekros dead body
First Known Use: 1665


noun \nə-ˈkrō-səs, ne-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ne·cro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NECROSIS

: death of living tissue; specifically : death of a portion of tissue differentially affected by local injury (as loss of blood supply, corrosion, burning, or the local lesion of a disease)—compare necrobiosis


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