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.’
- ‘Centrally within the larger foci of squamous metaplasia, necrosis may be seen.’
- ‘Multifocal calcifications associated with tumor cell necrosis were also seen.’
- ‘As the disease progresses, necrosis and liver cell death may lead to fibrosis.’
- ‘The combination increases the risk of soft tissue necrosis and osteonecrosis.’
- ‘Small polyvinyl alcohol beads obstruct the blood supply to the fibroids, causing necrosis and shrinkage’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The pathogenesis of necrosis in toxoplasma encephalitis is unclear.’
- ‘The sinusoidal pattern may have been due to sepsis or necrosis in adjacent tissues.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek nekrōsis (see necro-, -osis).
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