Definition of necrose in English:

necrose

Pronunciation /neˈkrōs/ /nɛˈkroʊs/

verb

Medicine
  • (with reference to cells) die or cause to die owing to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply.

    • ‘the knee became painful when the overlying skin necrosed under pressure’
    decay, rot, decompose, go bad, go off, perish, spoil, deteriorate, fester, moulder

Origin

Early 19th century back-formation from necrosis.