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aseptic necrosis

noun

Medical Definition of aseptic necrosis

  1. :  avascular necrosis This damage is called avascular necrosis because bone cells die from a damaged blood supply. The condition is also known as aseptic necrosis and osteonecrosis.—Lawrence K. Altman, The New York Times, 20 Mar. 1991


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