1. [ verb ] (medicine) undergo necrosis
Synonyms: mortify sphacelate necrose

"the tissue around the wound necrosed"

Related terms: waste
2. [ noun ] (biology) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
Synonyms: necrosis sphacelus mortification local_death
Related terms: death myonecrosis necrose
3. [ noun ] (medicine,pathology) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
Synonyms: sphacelus slough
Related terms: symptom pathology dry_gangrene clostridial_myonecrosis necrose
Similar spelling:   gangrenous