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Meaning of NECROSIS

Pronunciation:  ne'krowsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

NECROSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: gangrene, mortification, sphacelus
 See Also: death, myonecrosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ne*cro"sis\, n. [NL., fr. gr. ?, fr. ? to make dead,
to mortify, ? a dead body.]
1. (med.) Mortification or gangrene of bone, or the death of
   a bone or portion of a bone in mass, as opposed to its
   death by molecular disintegration. See {Caries}.

2. (Bot.) A disease of trees, in which the branches gradually
   dry up from the bark to the center.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Changes due to death of cells or organs.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Death of living tissues due to infection or injury.
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