Definition of necrogenic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnɛkrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/


  • 1Produced by contact with dead bodies; arising from dead bodies; (Medicine) designating a wart-like form of tuberculosis of the skin acquired by contact with infected human or bovine tissue, seen especially in pathologists, abattoir workers, and butchers (now historical).

  • 2Causing necrosis; relating to the development of necrosis.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Fagge (1838–1883), physician. From necro- + -genic.