aseptic necrosis

noun

Medical Definition of aseptic necrosis

: 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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