necrose

verb
nec·rose | \ˈnek-ˌrōs, -ˌrōz, ne-ˈkrōz\
necrosed; necrosing

Medical Definition of necrose 

intransitive verb

: to undergo necrosis tissues subjected to prolonged pressure may necrose to form bedsores

transitive verb

: to affect with or cause to undergo necrosis

Learn More about necrose

Comments on necrose

What made you want to look up necrose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!