• WordNet 3.6
    • v sphacelate undergo necrosis "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sphacelate (Med) Affected with gangrene; mortified.
    • v. t Sphacelate (Med) To affect with gangrene.
    • v. i Sphacelate (Med) To die, decay, or become gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to mortify.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sphacelate In pathology, dead; necrosed.
    • sphacelate In botany, decayed, withered, or dead.
    • sphacelate To become necrosed.
    • sphacelate To affect with sphacelus or necrosis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sphacelate necrosed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. sphacelare, sphacelatum, mortify: cf. F. sphacéler,. See Sphacelus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sphakelos.


In literature:

The ligature was removed in seven days, and the sphacelated portion of the liver came off with it.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The liver was likewise sphacelated, in those parts particularly which were contiguous to the stomach.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"