Medical Dictionary


noun ne·cro·sis \nə-ˈkrō-səs, ne-\
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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