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.
Origin of necrosis
- Late Latin necrōsis a causing to die, killing from Greek nekrōsis death from nekroun to make dead from nekros corpse nek-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î½ÎÎºÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (nekrÅsis).