1. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
Syn: ↑gangrene, ↑slough
Derivationally related forms: ↑sphacelate, ↑gangrenous (for: ↑gangrene), ↑gangrene (for: ↑gangrene)
Hypernyms: ↑pathology
2. the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
Syn: ↑necrosis, ↑mortification, ↑gangrene
Derivationally related forms: ↑sphacelate, ↑gangrenous (for: ↑gangrene), ↑mortify (for: ↑mortification), ↑necrotic (for: ↑necrosis)
Hypernyms: ↑death
Hyponyms: ↑myonecrosis

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