- a fragment of bone that has become necrotic as a result of disease or injury and has separated from the normal bone structure.
Origin of sequestrum
1825–35; < New Latin; Medieval Latin: sequestrated property, derivative of Latin sequester; see sequester
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- pathol a detached piece of necrotic bone that often migrates to a wound, abscess, etcSee sequester
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: something deposited;
- Of, relating to, or characterized by a sequestrum.
- A fragment of dead tissue, usually bone, that has separated from healthy tissue as a result of injury or disease.