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Definition of necrosis:

  1. A disease of trees, in which the branches gradually dry up from the bark to the center.
  2. Mortification or gangrene of bone, or the death of a bone or portion of a bone in mass, as opposed to its death by molecular disintegration. See Caries.

Synonyms:

decay, rot, chagrin, sphacelus, putrefaction, slough, humiliation, mortification, disease, gangrene.

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