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

verb (used with or without object), ne·crosed, ne·cros·ing. Pathology.

to affect or be affected with necrosis.

Origin of necrose

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from necrosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for necrose



(intr) to cause or undergo necrosis

Word Origin for necrose

C19: back formation from necrosis
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necrose in Medicine


[nĕ-krōs, -krōz, nĕkrōs′, -rōz′]


To undergo or cause to undergo necrosis.
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