One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The death of most or all of the cells in an organ or tissue due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply.
- ‘Complications of radiation therapy include anal ulcers, anal stenosis and necrosis.’
- ‘As the disease progresses, necrosis and liver cell death may lead to fibrosis.’
- ‘The present work presents a mechanism leading to cell death, necrosis at the tissue level.’
- ‘The combination increases the risk of soft tissue necrosis and osteonecrosis.’
- ‘The pathogenesis of necrosis in toxoplasma encephalitis is unclear.’
- ‘Small polyvinyl alcohol beads obstruct the blood supply to the fibroids, causing necrosis and shrinkage’
- ‘Centrally within the larger foci of squamous metaplasia, necrosis may be seen.’
- ‘The sinusoidal pattern may have been due to sepsis or necrosis in adjacent tissues.’
- ‘Multifocal calcifications associated with tumor cell necrosis were also seen.’
- ‘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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