verb (used with object), nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.
  1. to cause necrosis in (a tissue, an organ, etc.).
Also especially British, nec·ro·tise.

Origin of necrotize

1870–75; necrot(ic) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

necrotise in Medicine


  1. To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
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