(of animal or plant tissue) dead or dying:Treatment includes prompt and extensive surgical debridement of all necrotic tissue and removal of foreign bodies from the wound, accompanied by appropriate antibiotic therapy.
- post·ne·crot·ic, adjective
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How to use necrotic in a sentence
You are aware it is hot — it smells hot, which isn’t something easy to explain — but then transcends its smell into something necrotic.
In the next field over, rows of young iceberg lettuce seedlings were ribbed with streaks of tawny brown—the mark of the impatiens necrotic spot virus, or INSV, which has been wreaking havoc on Salinas lettuce since the mid-aughts.How technology might finally start telling farmers things they didn’t already know | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review