- Present participle of necrose.
Variant of necrosis
- 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 of necrosisModern Latin ; from Late Latin a killing ; from Classical Greek nekrōsis ; from nekroun, to make dead, mortify ; from nekros, dead body: see necro-