sequestrum


se·ques·trum

noun \si-ˈkwes-trəm\
plural se·ques·trums also se·ques·tra\-trə\

Definition of SEQUESTRUM

:  a fragment of dead bone detached from adjoining sound bone

Origin of SEQUESTRUM

New Latin, from Latin, legal sequestration, from sequester
First Known Use: 1831

se·ques·trum

noun \si-ˈkwes-trəm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural se·ques·trums also se·ques·tra \-trə\

Medical Definition of SEQUESTRUM

: a fragment of dead bone detached from adjoining sound bone

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