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 necrōsis a causing to die, killing from Greek nekrōsis death from nekroun to make dead from nekros corpse ; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Î½ÎÎºÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (nekrÅsis).