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necrotizing

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adjective nec·ro·tiz·ing \ˈne-krə-ˌtī-ziŋ\

Definition of necrotizing

  1. :  causing or undergoing necrosis <necrotizing infections> <necrotizing tissue>



Origin and Etymology of necrotizing

Greek nekrōtikos necrotic, from nekroun


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

necrotizing

adjective nec·ro·tiz·ing

Medical Definition of necrotizing

  1. :  causing, associated with, or undergoing necrosis <necrotizing infections> <necrotizing tissue>



Variants of necrotizing

or chiefly British

necrotising

\ˈnek-rə-ˌtī-ziŋ\play

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