Definition of necrose in English:
(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
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- 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.
Early 19th century: back-formation from necrosis.
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