An example of necrosis is when blood flow is cut off to the foot in an accident and the living cells of the foot die.
- 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 LL, a killing ; from Classical Greek nekr?sis ; from nekroun, to make dead, mortify ; from nekros, dead body: see necro-
Origin of necrosisLate Latin necr&omacron;sis, a causing to die, killing, from Greek nekr&omacron;sis, death, from nekroun, to make dead, from nekros, corpse; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Î½ÎÎºÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (nekrÅsis).