noun Medicine/Medical.
the death of cells or tissue caused by aging or disease.
Compare necrosis.

1875–80; necro- + -biosis

necrobiotic [nek-roh-bahy-ot-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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necrobiosis (ˌnɛkrəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
physiol Compare necrosis the normal degeneration and death of cells

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

  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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