postnecrotic

necrosis

[nuh-kroh-sis, ne-]
noun
death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin < Greek nékrōsis mortification, state of death. See necr(o)-, -osis

necrotic [nuh-krot-ik, ne-] , adjective
postnecrotic, adjective
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necrosis (nɛˈkrəʊsɪs)
 
n
1.  the death of one or more cells in the body, usually within a localized area, as from an interruption of the blood supply to that part
2.  death of plant tissue due to disease, frost, etc
 
[C17: New Latin from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to kill, from nekros corpse]
 
necrotic
 
adj

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necrosis
"death of bodily tissue," 1665, from Gk. nekrosis "a becoming dead, state of death," from nekroun "make dead," from nekros "dead body" (see necro-).
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necrosis ne·cro·sis (nə-krō'sĭs, ně-)
n. pl. ne·cro·ses (-sēz')
Death of cells or tissues through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body.


ne·crot'ic (-krŏt'ĭk) adj.
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necrosis   (nə-krō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The death of cells or tissues from severe injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body. Causes of necrosis include inadequate blood supply (as in infarcted tissue), bacterial infection, traumatic injury, and hyperthermia.

necrotic adjective (nə-krŏt'ĭk)
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