- 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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If the sequestrum be not loose we must wait until it is movable.
A mass of dead tissue in a soft part is termed a slough, while the same in bone is called a sequestrum.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
In fact, there is less danger in leaving the sequestrum than in attempting to remove it.
When the sequestrum has been detached entire, it is often passed with difficulty.
The sequestrum is slowly thrown off, and when separated is circular like a coin and presents worm-eaten edges.
- pathol a detached piece of necrotic bone that often migrates to a wound, abscess, etcSee sequester
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: something deposited;
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- A fragment of dead tissue, usually bone, that has separated from healthy tissue as a result of injury or disease.
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