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

Origin of necrose

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from necrosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for necrosed


  1. (intr) to cause or undergo necrosis

Word Origin for necrose

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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