sphacelus


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sphacelus

(ˈsfæsələs)
n
1. (Pathology) the death of living tissue
2. (Pathology) a lump of mortified tissue
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Noun1.sphacelus - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
cold gangrene, dry gangrene, mumification necrosis, mummification - (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis - (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
2.sphacelus - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)sphacelus - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
myonecrosis - localized death of muscle cell fibers
References in periodicals archive ?
PROSTHETIC LEG FOR SPHACELUS HEN:A hen, which one of its legs was amputated due to gangrene (sphacelus), walked again thanks to new prosthetic leg which was attached to him with a surgical operation in eastern Turkish province of Malatya.
A second surgery revealed a small bowel volvulus sphacelus with handle; it was resected with a double ileostomy.