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[mass noun] The death of most or all of the cells in an organ or tissue due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply.
- ‘As the disease progresses, necrosis and liver cell death may lead to fibrosis.’
- ‘Multifocal calcifications associated with tumor cell necrosis were also seen.’
- ‘Centrally within the larger foci of squamous metaplasia, necrosis may be seen.’
- ‘The pathogenesis of necrosis in toxoplasma encephalitis is unclear.’
- ‘The sinusoidal pattern may have been due to sepsis or necrosis in adjacent tissues.’
- ‘Complications of radiation therapy include anal ulcers, anal stenosis and necrosis.’
- ‘Small polyvinyl alcohol beads obstruct the blood supply to the fibroids, causing necrosis and shrinkage’
- ‘The combination increases the risk of soft tissue necrosis and osteonecrosis.’
- ‘The present work presents a mechanism leading to cell death, necrosis at the tissue level.’
- ‘Liver cell necrosis is indicated by highly elevated serum liver transaminase levels.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek nekrōsis (see necro-, -osis).
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