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Meaning of SPHACELUS

Pronunciation:  'sfasulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  2. [n]  necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
 

SPHACELUS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: gangrene, gangrene, mortification, necrosis, slough
 
 See Also: death, dry gangrene, mummification, myonecrosis, pathology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sphac"e*lus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ????.] (Med.)
Gangrenous part; gangrene; slough.

 

 

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