HyperDic: sphacelus

English > 2 senses of the word sphacelus:
NOUNstatesphacelus, gangrene, sloughnecrotic tissue
phenomenonsphacelus, necrosis, mortification, gangrenethe localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
English > sphacelus: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningnecrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass.
Synonymsgangrene, slough
Narrowerdry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis, mummification(pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis(pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death
BroaderpathologyAny deviation from a healthy or normal / normal condition
Verbssphacelateundergo necrosis
English > sphacelus: 2 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply).
Synonymsnecrosis, mortification, gangrene
Narrowermyonecrosislocalized death of muscle cell fibers
BroaderdeathThe permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
Spanishgangrena, necrosis
Catalangangrena, necrosi
Verbssphacelateundergo necrosis

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