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ne·cro·sis

 (nə-krō′sĭs, nĕ-)
n. pl. ne·cro·ses (-sēz′)
Death of cells through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of a tissue or organ.

[Late Latin necrōsis, a causing to die, killing, from Greek nekrōsis, death, from nekroun, to make dead, from nekros, corpse; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

ne·crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.
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necrosis

(nɛˈkrəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Pathology) 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
2. (Botany) death of plant tissue due to disease, frost, etc
[C17: New Latin from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to kill, from nekros corpse]
necrotic adj
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ne•cro•sis

(nəˈkroʊ sɪs)

n.
death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.
[1655–65; < New Latin < Greek nékrōsis state of death = nekrō-, variant s. of nekroûn to kill, mortify]
ne•crot′ic (-ˈkrɒt ɪk) adj.
nec•ro•tize (ˈnɛk rəˌtaɪz) v.i., v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
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necrosis

the death or decay of body tissue, the result of loss of blood supply or trauma. — necrotic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
the death or decay of body tissue, the result of loss of blood supply or trauma. — necrotic, adj.
See also: Death, Decaying
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necrosis - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)necrosis - 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
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Translations
nekroosi
afstervingnecrose

necrosis

[nɛˈkrəʊsɪs] nnécrose f
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necrosis

[nɛˈkrəʊsɪs] nnecrosi f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

necrosis

n necrosis f
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He and his colleagues at the American Association for Labor Legislation sought to eliminate the use of phosphorus in the match industry because it constituted a terrible hazard to match workers, producing a disfiguring and sometimes fatal condition called phosphorus necrosis, or "phossy jaw."(2) After a thorough consideration of the legal options, the leaders of the association concluded that the best way to accomplish their objective was to tax phosphorus matches out of existence from the federal level.
The one major blemish on this enormously productive industry was the plague of phosphorus necrosis. A physician in Vienna diagnosed the first case of the disease in 1838, but no cases were reported in America until 1855, when Dr.
Indeed, the first match worker diagnosed with phosphorus necrosis was a woman.