[ nuh-krohs, ne-, nek-rohs ]
/ nəˈkroʊs, nɛ-, ˈnɛk roʊs /
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verb (used with or without object), ne·crosed, ne·cros·ing.Pathology.
to affect or be affected with necrosis.
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Origin of necrose
First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from necrosis
Words nearby necrose
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British Dictionary definitions for necrose
/ (nɛˈkrəʊs, ˈnɛkrəʊs) /
(intr) to cause or undergo necrosis
Word Origin for necrose
C19: back formation from necrosis
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Medical definitions for necrose
[ nĕ-krōs′, -krōz′, nĕk′rōs′, -rōz′ ]
To undergo or cause to undergo necrosis.
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