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necrosis

ne·cro·sis

necrosis

 
pronunciation:
n kro sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: necroses
definition: the death of one part or area of tissue, esp. of bone or an organ, in a living organism.
similar words:
rot
derivation: necrotic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word necrosis contains the following parts:
necr, necro Greek root that means dead; death
synonyms:
mort
 
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).
-otic Greek adjective-forming suffix that means having or related to (a condition or state)
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The suffix -otic attaches to Greek roots to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in "-osis."