Necrosis

necrosis

(Science: pathology) The sum of the morphological changes indicative of cell death and caused by the progressive degradative action of enzymes, it may affect groups of cells or part of a structure or an organ.

Origin: Gr. Nekrosis = deadness The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply).The process where localised [[ tissue becomes infected.

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