necrose

[ nuh-krohs, ne-, nek-rohs ]
/ nəˈkroʊs, nɛ-, ˈnɛk roʊs /

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

Definition for necroses (2 of 2)

necrosis
[ nuh-kroh-sis, ne- ]
/ nəˈkroʊ sɪs, nɛ- /

noun

death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.

Origin of necrosis

1655–65; < New Latin < Greek nékrōsis mortification, state of death. See necr(o)-, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM necrosis

ne·crot·ic [nuh-krot-ik, ne-] /nəˈkrɒt ɪk, nɛ-/, adjectivepost·ne·crot·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for necroses (1 of 2)

necrose
/ (nɛˈkrəʊs, ˈnɛkrəʊs) /

verb

(intr) to cause or undergo necrosis

Word Origin for necrose

C19: back formation from necrosis

British Dictionary definitions for necroses (2 of 2)

necrosis
/ (nɛˈkrəʊsɪs) /

noun

the death of one or more cells in the body, usually within a localized area, as from an interruption of the blood supply to that part
death of plant tissue due to disease, frost, etc

Derived forms of necrosis

necrotic (nɛˈkrɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for necrosis

C17: New Latin from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to kill, from nekros corpse
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Medicine definitions for necroses (1 of 2)

necrose
[ nĕ-krōs, -krōz, nĕkrōs′, -rōz′ ]

v.

To undergo or cause to undergo necrosis.

Medicine definitions for necroses (2 of 2)

necrosis
[ nə-krōsĭs ]

n. pl. ne•cro•ses (-sēz′)

Death of cells or tissues through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body.

Other words from necrosis

ne•crotic (-krŏtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for necroses

necrosis
[ nə-krōsĭs ]

The death of cells or tissues from severe injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body. Causes of necrosis include inadequate blood supply (as in infarcted tissue), bacterial infection, traumatic injury, and hyperthermia.

Other words from necrosis

necrotic adjective (nə-krŏtĭk)
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