necrosis [ n uh- kroh-sis, ne- ] SHOW IPA / nəˈkroʊ sɪs, nɛ- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of necrosis
First recorded in 1655–65; from New Latin, from Greek
“mortification, state of death”; see origin at
-osis OTHER WORDS FROM necrosis ne·crot·ic [n uh- krot-ik, ne-], /nəˈkrɒt ɪk, nɛ-/, adjective Words nearby necrosis necrophorous
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Example sentences from the Web for necrosis 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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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•crot ( ′ic -krŏt) ′ĭk adj.
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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-krŏt) ′ĭk
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