[nek-ruh-tahyz] /ˈnɛk rəˌtaɪz/
verb (used without object), necrotized, necrotizing.
to undergo necrosis.
verb (used with object), necrotized, necrotizing.
to cause necrosis in (a tissue, an organ, etc.).
necrotize nec·ro·tize (něk’rə-tīz’)
v. nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing, nec·ro·tiz·es
To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
necrotizing enterocolitis n. Extensive ulceration and necrosis of the ileum and colon in premature infants in the neonatal period.
- Necrotizing fasciitis
noun a rare acute streptococcal infection of the soft tissues occurring postoperatively with inadequate care of abscesses or ulcers necrotizing fasciitis n. Tissue death such as that associated with group A streptococcus infection.
- Necrotizing sialometaplasia
necrotizing sialometaplasia n. Squamous metaplasia of the salivary gland ducts and lobules with ischemic necrosis of the salivary gland lobules, occurring most frequently in the hard palate.
- Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis n. Abbr. NUG See trench mouth.