necrotizing

adjective

nec·​ro·​tiz·​ing ˈne-krə-ˌtī-ziŋ How to pronounce necrotizing (audio)
: causing or undergoing necrosis
necrotizing infections
necrotizing tissue
see necrotizing fasciitis

Word History

Etymology

necrot(ic) + -ize + -ing entry 3

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of necrotizing was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near necrotizing

Cite this Entry

“Necrotizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necrotizing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

necrotizing

adjective
nec·​ro·​tiz·​ing
variants or chiefly British necrotising
: causing, associated with, or undergoing necrosis
necrotizing infections
necrotizing tissue
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