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necrotize

[ nek-ruh-tahyz ]
/ ˈnɛk rəˌtaɪz /
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verb (used without object), nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.

to undergo necrosis.

verb (used with object), nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.

to cause necrosis in (a tissue, an organ, etc.).

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Also especially British, nec·ro·tise .

Origin of necrotize

1870–75; necrot(ic) + -ize
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Medical definitions for necrotize

necrotize
[ nĕkrə-tīz′ ]

v.

To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
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