Origin of necrosis
Late Latin, from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to make dead, from nekros dead body
First Known Use: 1665
Medical Definition of necrosis
plural ne·cro·ses \-ˌsēz\play
: 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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