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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ne·cro·sis /nəˈkrosəs, nɛ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ne·cro·sis /nəˈkrosəs, nɛ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ne·cro·sis n.
 1. Med. The pathologic death of part of a tissue due to irreversible damage.    Contrast to necrobiosis, which is a normal death of cells in a tissue.  Formerly, applied primarily to death of bone tissue.
 2. Bot. A disease of trees, in which the branches gradually dry up from the bark to the center.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the localized death of living cells (as from infection or
          the interruption of blood supply) [syn: mortification,
          gangrene, sphacelus]