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[nuh-kroh-sis, ne-] /nəˈkroʊ sɪs, nɛ-/

death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.
the death of one or more cells in the body, usually within a localized area, as from an interruption of the blood supply to that part
death of plant tissue due to disease, frost, etc

“death of bodily tissue,” 1660s, from Greek nekrosis “a becoming dead, state of death,” from nekroun “make dead,” from nekros “dead body” (see necro-). Related: Necrotic.

necrosis ne·cro·sis (nə-krō’sĭs, ně-)
n. pl. ne·cro·ses (-sēz’)
Death of cells or tissues through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body.
ne·crot’ic (-krŏt’ĭk) adj.
The death of cells or tissues from severe injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body. Causes of necrosis include inadequate blood supply (as in infarcted tissue), bacterial infection, traumatic injury, and hyperthermia.

necrotic adjective (nə-krŏt’ĭk)


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