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necrosis

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noun ne·cro·sis \nə-ˈkrō-səs, ne-\

Definition of necrosis

plural necroses play \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  usu. localized death of living tissue

necrotic play \-ˈkrä-tik\ adjective


Origin of necrosis

Late Latin, from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to make dead, from nekros dead body


First Known Use: 1665


Medical Dictionary

necrosis

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noun ne·cro·sis \nə-ˈkrō-səs, ne-\

Medical Definition of necrosis

plural ne·cro·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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