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necrobiosis

Line breaks: necro|bi¦osis
Pronunciation: /ˌnɛkrə(ʊ)bʌɪˈəʊsɪs
 
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Definition of necrobiosis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Gradual degeneration and death of cells in the body tissues.
Example sentences
  • Diabetic necrobiosis typically causes discrete pretibial plaques, not the confluent skin changes seen in this patient.
  • Apart from necrobiosis lipoidica, diabetes is not a primary cause of ulceration but often leads to ulceration through neuropathy or ischaemia, or both.
  • Ulceration occurs in about one third of diabetic patients with necrobiosis lipoidica, and spontaneous remission is relatively uncommon.

Derivatives

necrobiotic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈɒtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Because necrobiotic nodules may be indistinguishable radiologically from carcinoma and infectious granulomas, it has been recommended that all pulmonary nodules in rheumatoid patients be biopsied.
  • Acinar cells surrounding the necrotic foci showed atrophy and necrobiotic changes, and numerous eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions with clear halos (Cowdry type A) were noted.
  • Despite the increased frequency of lung cancer in patients with rheumatoid lung disease, we could find only 2 previous case reports of a carcinoma occurring in intimate association with a necrobiotic nodule.

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