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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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