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.
- ‘Liver cell necrosis is indicated by highly elevated serum liver transaminase levels.’
- ‘Centrally within the larger foci of squamous metaplasia, necrosis may be seen.’
- ‘The pathogenesis of necrosis in toxoplasma encephalitis is unclear.’
- ‘The combination increases the risk of soft tissue necrosis and osteonecrosis.’
- ‘As the disease progresses, necrosis and liver cell death may lead to fibrosis.’
- ‘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 sinusoidal pattern may have been due to sepsis or necrosis in adjacent tissues.’
- ‘The present work presents a mechanism leading to cell death, necrosis at the tissue level.’
- ‘Multifocal calcifications associated with tumor cell necrosis were also seen.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek nekrōsis (see necro-, -osis).
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