necro-

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necro-

or necr-
pref.
1. Dead body; corpse: necrophilia.
2. Death: necrobiosis.

[Greek nekro-, from nekros, corpse; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

necro-

or before a vowel

necr-

combining form
indicating death, a dead body, or dead tissue: necrology; necrophagous; necrosis.
[from Greek nekros corpse]

necro-

a combining form meaning “the dead,” “corpse,” “dead tissue”: necrology. Also, esp. before a vowel,necr-.
[< Greek nekro-, comb. form of nekrós dead person, corpse, (adj.) dead]