Definition of Sphacelus

1. Noun. Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass.




2. Noun. The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply).
Exact synonyms: Gangrene, Mortification, Necrosis
Generic synonyms: Death
Specialized synonyms: Myonecrosis
Derivative terms: Gangrenous, Mortify, Necrotic, Sphacelate

Definition of Sphacelus

1. n. Gangrenous part; gangrene; slough.

Definition of Sphacelus

1. Noun. (medicine) gangrenous part ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) gangrene; slough ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sphacelus

1. Gangrenous part; gangrene; slough. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphacelus

spewiness
spewing
spews
spewy
sphacel
sphacelate
sphacelated
sphacelates
sphacelating
sphacelation
sphacelations
sphaceli
sphacelism
sphaceloderma
sphacelous
sphacelus
sphaer
sphaera recta
sphaere
sphaerenchyma
sphaeres
sphaeriales
sphaeridia
sphaeridium
sphaerobertrandite
sphaerobismoite
sphaers
sphaerulite
sphaerulites

Literary usage of Sphacelus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1841)
"Two Cases of Rupture of the Carotid Artery from Sphacelus. In a Letter to the Editor. By Mr CJ MILL, Surgeon, Kirriemuir. ..."

2. A Memoir of James Jackson, Jr., M.D.: With Extracts from His Letters to His by James Jackson (1835)
"... looking very like sphacelus. The womb also was dark colored. There was an hydatid attached to the left fallopian ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1846)
"MOORE ON PHAGEDENIC Sphacelus. real nature of the accident had been wholly mistaken. ... OBSERVATIONS ON PHAGEDENIC Sphacelus, OR HOSPITAL GANGRENE, ..."

4. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1856)
"In this memoir I report eight new cases of sphacelus (two of the finger, ... It is, therefore, not always necessary to amputate in cases of sphacelus. 2. ..."

5. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"BLIGHT (Sphacelus). In contrast to the term "canker" which in general practice is used for the heterogeneous phenomena of a gradually extending disease, ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine (1862)
"ANEURISM OF THE FEMORAL ARTERY— EMBOLIA—OBSTRUCTION BY Sphacelus OF THE LEG AND FOOT—AMPUTATION—RECOVERY. By Dr. A. LEITH ADAMS, Surgeon to the 22nd ..."

7. What to observe at the bed-side and after death in medical cases by London Medical Society of Observation (1853)
"Mortification— Gangrene—Sphacelus, 618. External characters:—color of the part affected; yellowish, ash-colored, livid, purple, greenish, brown, or black; ..."

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