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Pronunciation: se-kwes'trum, -tra

Definition: A piece of necrotic tissue, usually bone, which has become separated from the surrounding healthy tissue.

[Mod. L. use of Mediev. L. sequestrum, something laid aside, fr. L. sequestro, to lay aside, separate]

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