- A mass of sloughing, gangrenous, or necrotic matter.
Examples from the Web for sphacelus
Historical Examples of sphacelus
A part which has passed into the state of sphacelus is called a slough.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Sphacelus ultimately takes place at the points of ecchymosis.
His first treatise—on gangrene and sphacelus—quickly made him known, and went through eleven editions.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
If sphacelus occurs, it should be treated on general surgical principles.