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[si-kwes-truh m] /sɪˈkwɛs trəm/
noun, plural sequestra
[si-kwes-truh] /sɪˈkwɛs trə/ (Show IPA).
a fragment of bone that has become necrotic as a result of disease or injury and has separated from the normal bone structure.
Origin of sequestrum
1825-35; < New Latin; Medieval Latin: sequestrated property, derivative of Latin sequester; see sequester
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sequestral, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tra (-trə)
(pathol) a detached piece of necrotic bone that often migrates to a wound, abscess, etc See sequester
Derived Forms
sequestral, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Latin: something deposited;
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sequestrum se·ques·trum (sĭ-kwěs'trəm)
n. pl. se·ques·tra (-trə)
A fragment of dead tissue, usually bone, that has separated from healthy tissue as a result of injury or disease.

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