Nec`ro*bi*o"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. dead + way of life, fr. life.] Biol. & Med.

The death of a part by molecular disintegration and without loss of continuity, as in the processes of degeneration and atrophy.

<-- a normal dying out of cells in a tissue, contrast to necrosis -->

Virchow.

 

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