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necrobiosis

[ nek-roh-bahy-oh-sis ]
/ ˌnɛk roʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

the death of cells or tissue caused by aging or disease.

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Origin of necrobiosis

First recorded in 1875–80; necro- + -biosis
nec·ro·bi·ot·ic [nek-roh-bahy-ot-ik], /ˌnɛk roʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for necrobiosis

necrobiosis
/ (ˌnɛkrəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

physiol the normal degeneration and death of cellsCompare necrosis
necrobiotic (ˌnɛkrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for necrobiosis

necrobiosis
[ nĕk′rō-bī-ōsĭs ]

n.

Physiological or normal death of cells or tissues as a result of changes associated with development, aging, or use.
Necrosis of a small area of tissue.bionecrosis
nec′ro•bi•otic (-ŏtĭk) adj.
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