Necrosis is a decay or death of cells, typically because of blood flow problems, diseases or injury.(noun)
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.
See necrosis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. necroses
Origin: ModL < LL, a killing < Gr nekrōsis < nekroun, to make dead, mortify < nekros, dead body: see necro-
See necrosis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ne·cro·ses (-sēzˌ)
Origin: Late Latin necrōsis, a causing to die, killing
Origin: , from Greek nekrōsis, death
Origin: , from nekroun, to make dead
Origin: , from nekros, corpse; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
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