necrosis necrosis  /nə ˈkroʊ səs/


  • (n) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)



  1. Sweeping out of the Middle West was an even more deadly disease, phloem necrosis, which kills thousands of elms every year.
  2. One company, Immunex of Seattle, has focused on one such protein, called tumor necrosis factor.
  3. The first involves the production of a substance called tumor necrosis factor, or TNF, which fights both malignant cells and infections.


  • Surveillance Samples of Wild Salmon in British Columbia Test Negative

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - All samples collected and tested as part of the 2012 wild salmon disease surveillance initiative in B.C. have tested negative for infectious salmon anaemia (ISA). The samples were also tested for either infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) or infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN) and these tests were also negative. IHN, IPN and ISA are ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwire

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  1. "He is suffering from avascular necrosis and will have a bone graft done to alleviate his hip issues," general manager Paul Holmgren said on Tuesday.
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Paul Holmgren Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "In the East-West Shrine game I hurt my hip, which basically I had avascular necrosis, the same thing Bo Jackson has," Favre said. "It's a lack of blood supply to a socket. To this day it bothers me from time to time, but before the draft I...
    on Aug 16, 2005 By: Brett Favre Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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