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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply); Necrotic tissue.

Usage examples (19)
  • When the brain is attacked with sphacelus, the patients die in three days; or if they escape these, they recover.
  • And cases of sphacelus connected with this cause, in addition to other inconveniences, are attended with great danger to the whole body.
  • But in cases of contusion, tubercles form, along with cough, suppurating sores, and sphacelus of the ribs, for nerves from all the parts run along each rib.
  • Sometimes, in addition to the sphacelus, there come on acute fevers accompanied with hiccup, aberration of intellect, and speedy death, with lividities of the large... for more
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