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.).

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. 2019

necrotize in Medicine




To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
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