necrotizing

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

Definition of necrotizing

: causing or undergoing necrosis
  • necrotizing infections
  • necrotizing tissue

Origin and Etymology of necrotizing

Greek nekrōtikos necrotic, from nekroun

Medical Dictionary

necrotizing

adjective nec·ro·tiz·ing
variants: or chiefly British necrotising play \ˈnek-rə-ˌtī-ziŋ\

medical Definition of necrotizing

: causing, associated with, or undergoing necrosis
  • necrotizing infections
  • necrotizing tissue

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