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[nuh-krohs, ne-, nek-rohs] /nəˈkroʊs, nɛ-, ˈnɛk roʊs/
verb (used with or without object), necrosed, necrosing. Pathology.
to affect or be affected with necrosis.
Origin of necrose
First recorded in 1870-75; back formation from necrosis Unabridged
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/nɛˈkrəʊs; ˈnɛkrəʊs/
(intransitive) to cause or undergo necrosis
Word Origin
C19: back formation from necrosis
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necrosed in Medicine

necrose ne·crose (ně-krōs', -krōz', něk'rōs', -rōz')
v. ne·crosed, ne·cros·ing, ne·cros·es
To undergo or cause to undergo necrosis.

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