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Pronunciation: nek'ro-bi-o'sis


  1. Physiologic or normal death of cells or tissues as a result of changes associated with development, aging, or use.
  2. Necrosis of a small area of tissue.

Synonym(s): bionecrosis

[necro- + G. bios, life]

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