Definition of necrose in English:

necrose

Line breaks: ne|crose
Pronunciation: /nɛˈkrəʊs
 
, ˈnɛkrəʊs
 
/

verb

Medicine
(With reference to cells) die or cause to die owing to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply: [no object]: the knee became painful when the overlying skin necrosed under pressure (as adjective necrosed) a nasty piece of necrosed bowel
More example sentences
  • A small area at the lower end had necrosed and required secondary intention healing.
  • Even the Nocardia abscesses, that are large and necrose, usually do it in a more uniform manner without multiple areas of destruction.
  • The patient should be referred for dental advice, as the pulp has probably necrosed, and dental abscess will probably follow in due course.

Origin

early 19th century: back-formation from necrosis.

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