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necrobiosis

[nek-roh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌnɛk roʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the death of cells or tissue caused by aging or disease.
Compare necrosis.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; necro- + -biosis
Related forms
necrobiotic
[nek-roh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌnɛk roʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for necrobiosis

necrobiosis

/ˌnɛkrəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(physiol) the normal degeneration and death of cells Compare necrosis
Derived Forms
necrobiotic (ˌnɛkrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk) adjective
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necrobiosis in Medicine

necrobiosis nec·ro·bi·o·sis (něk'rō-bī-ō'sĭs)
n.

  1. Physiological or normal death of cells or tissues as a result of changes associated with development, aging, or use.

  2. Necrosis of a small area of tissue. Also called bionecrosis.


nec'ro·bi·ot'ic (-ŏt'ĭk) adj.
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