sphacelus

noun
sphac·​e·​lus | \ ˈsfas-ə-ləs How to pronounce sphacelus (audio) \

Medical Definition of sphacelus

: gangrene also : a gangrenous or necrosed part or mass : slough

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“Sphacelus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sphacelus. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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