sphacelate

verb
sphac·​e·​late | \ ˈsfas-ə-ˌlāt \
sphacelated; sphacelating

Medical Definition of sphacelate

intransitive verb

: to become gangrenous

transitive verb

: to cause to become gangrenous

Other Words from sphacelate

sphacelation \ ˌsfas-​ə-​ˈlā-​shən \ noun

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