necrobiosis

noun
nec·​ro·​bi·​o·​sis | \-bī-ˈō-səs \
plural necrobioses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of necrobiosis 

: death of a cell or group of cells within a tissue whether normal (as in various epithelial tissues) or part of a pathologic process — compare necrosis

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