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necrotize

[ nek-ruh-tahyz ]
/ ˈnɛk rəˌtaɪz /

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.).

Nearby words

Also especially British, nec·ro·tise.

Origin of necrotize

1870–75; necrot(ic) + -ize
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Medicine definitions for necrotized

necrotize

[ nĕkrə-tīz′ ]

v.

To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
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