Sphacelus

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sphacelus sphac·e·lus (sfās'ə-ləs)
n.
A mass of sloughing, gangrenous, or necrotic matter.

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sphacelus

noun
1. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass [syn: gangrene
2. the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) [syn: necrosis
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