necrose

[nuh-krohs, ne-, nek-rohs]

Origin of necrose

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from necrosis
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British Dictionary definitions for necrose

necrose

verb
  1. (intr) to cause or undergo necrosis

Word Origin for necrose

C19: back formation from necrosis
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necrose in Medicine

necrose

[nĕ-krōs, -krōz, nĕkrōs′, -rōz′]
v.
  1. To undergo or cause to undergo necrosis.
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