Variant of necrosis
noun pl. necroses
- the death or decay of tissue in a particular part of the body, as from loss of blood supply, burning, etc.
- Bot. death of plant tissue, as from disease, frost, etc.
Origin: ModL < LL, a killing < Gr nekrōsis < nekroun, to make dead, mortify < nekros, dead body: see necro-
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