necrotize

necrotize

[nek-ruh-tahyz]
verb (used without object), necrotized, necrotizing.
1.
to undergo necrosis.
verb (used with object), necrotized, necrotizing.
2.
to cause necrosis in (a tissue, an organ, etc.).
Also, especially British, necrotise.


Origin:
1870–75; necrot(ic) + -ize

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necrotize nec·ro·tize (něk'rə-tīz')
v. nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing, nec·ro·tiz·es
To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.

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