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English noun: sphacelus

1. sphacelus (state) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

Synonymsgangrene, slough

Broader (hypernym)pathology

Narrower (hyponym)clostridial myonecrosis, cold gangrene, dry gangrene, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, mumification necrosis, mummification, progressive emphysematous necrosis

2. sphacelus (phenomenon) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

Synonymsgangrene, mortification, necrosis

Broader (hypernym)death

Narrower (hyponym)myonecrosis

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