sphacelus sphac·e·lus (sfās’ə-ləs)
A mass of sloughing, gangrenous, or necrotic matter.
[sfeer-uh-steer-ee-uh m] /ˌsfɪər əˈstɪər i əm/ noun, plural sphaeristeria [sfeer-uh-steer-ee-uh] /ˌsfɪər əˈstɪər i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. an ancient Roman handball court.
1. variant of sphero-: sphaerometer.
adjective 1. pertaining to, abounding in, or consisting of sphagnum.
noun 1. any soft moss of the genus Sphagnum, occurring chiefly in bogs, used for potting and packing plants, for dressing wounds, etc. noun 1. any moss of the genus Sphagnum, of temperate bogs, having leaves capable of holding much water: layers of these mosses decay to form peat Also called peat moss, bog moss […]
noun 1. (Austral) a game resembling tennis played with wooden bats and a perforated plastic ball, devised by F. A. Beck in 1961