sphacelus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sphacelus the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
    • n sphacelus necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sphacelus (Med) Gangrenous part; gangrene; slough.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sphacelus Necrosis.
    • n sphacelus A necrosed mass of tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sphacelus sfas′e-lus gangrene
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sphakelos.

Usage

In literature:

If sphacelus occurs, it should be treated on general surgical principles.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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