necrotic

adjective
ne·​crot·​ic | \ nə-ˈkrä-tik How to pronounce necrotic (audio) , ne- \

Definition of necrotic

: affected with, characterized by, or producing death of a usually localized area of living tissue : marked by necrosis Necrotic lesions of the cornea may lead to permanent blindness or impaired vision.— Tim Beardsley … localized areas of skin become necrotic as a result of vascular calcification.— Mark Lebwohl Section of an ulcer shows a superficial layer of fibrin and necrotic debris which forms the slough …— R. A. Cawson

First Known Use of necrotic

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Necrotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necrotic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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necrotic

adjective
ne·​crot·​ic | \ nə-ˈkrät-ik, ne- How to pronounce necrotic (audio) \

Medical Definition of necrotic

: affected with, characterized by, or producing necrosis a necrotic gallbladder

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