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necrosis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) [syn: necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural necroses) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek nekr?sis, from nekroun to make dead, from nekros dead body Date: 1665 usually localized death of living tissue necrotic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Med. & Physiol. the death of tissue caused by disease or injury, esp. as one of the symptoms of gangrene or pulmonary tuberculosis. Derivatives: necrose v.intr. necrotic adj. necrotize v.intr. (also -ise). Etymology: mod.L f. Gk nekrosis (as NECRO-, -OSIS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Necrosis Ne*cro"sis, n. [NL., fr. gr. ?, fr. ? to make dead, to mortify, ? a dead body.] 1. (med.) Mortification or gangrene of bone, or the death of a bone or portion of a bone in mass, as opposed to its death by molecular disintegration. See Caries.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Necrosis is the death of part of someone's body, for example because it is not getting enough blood. (MEDICAL) ...liver necrosis. N-UNCOUNT: usu supp N

Moby Thesaurus

abscess, ague, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, cachexia, cachexy, caries, carrion, chill, chills, colic, constipation, convulsion, coughing, cyanosis, decay, decomposition, diarrhea, dizziness, dropsy, dry gangrene, dry rot, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, emaciation, fainting, fatigue, fever, fibrillation, flux, foulness, gangrene, gas gangrene, growth, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus, indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, itching, jaundice, labored breathing, low blood pressure, lumbago, marasmus, moist gangrene, mortification, nasal discharge, nausea, necrotic tissue, noma, pain, paralysis, pruritus, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankness, rash, rheum, rot, rottenness, sclerosis, seizure, shock, skin eruption, slough, sneezing, sore, spasm, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoilage, tabes, tachycardia, tooth decay, tumor, upset stomach, vertigo, vomiting, wasting



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