[ nuh-kroh-sis, ne- ]
/ nəˈkroʊ sɪs, nɛ- /
death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.
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Origin of necrosis
OTHER WORDS FROM necrosisne·crot·ic [nuh-krot-ik, ne-] /nəˈkrɒt ɪk, nɛ-/, adjectivepost·ne·crot·ic, adjective
Words nearby necrosis
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Example sentences from the Web for necrosis
Necrosis of the bones of the nose may take place, in which case the discharge becomes peculiarly offensive.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for necrosis
/ (nɛˈkrəʊsɪs) /
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 necrosisnecrotic (nɛˈkrɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for necrosis
C17: New Latin from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to kill, from nekros corpse
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Medical definitions for necrosis
[ nə-krō′sĭs ]
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 necrosisne•crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for necrosis
[ nə-krō′sĭs ]
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 necrosisnecrotic adjective (nə-krŏt′ĭk)
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