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[nuh-krohs, ne-, nek-rohs]
verb (used with or without object), ne·crosed, ne·cros·ing. Pathology.
  1. to affect or be affected with necrosis.
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Origin of necrose

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from necrosis
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Examples from the Web for necrosed

Historical Examples

  • Necrosed bone is to be removed, if necessary, by deep incisions, and decayed teeth are to be extracted.

    Gilbertus Anglicus

    Henry Ebenezer Handerson

  • Necrosed portions of bone may require to be removed, but they rarely occur, except in syphilitic cases.

British Dictionary definitions for necrosed


  1. (intr) to cause or undergo necrosis
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Word Origin

C19: back formation from necrosis
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necrosed in Medicine


(nĕ-krōs, -krōz, nĕkrōs′, -rōz′)
  1. To undergo or cause to undergo necrosis.
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