Definition of Necrobiosis

1. Noun. (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells).

Exact synonyms: Cell Death
Category relationships: Physiology
Generic synonyms: Death
Specialized synonyms: Apoptosis, Caspase-mediated Cell Death, Programmed Cell Death



Definition of Necrobiosis

1. n. The death of a part by molecular disintegration and without loss of continuity, as in the processes of degeneration and atrophy.

Definition of Necrobiosis

1. Noun. (pathology) The normal death of cells or tissues because of age-related changes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Necrobiosis

1. The death of a part by molecular disintegration and without loss of continuity, as in the processes of degeneration and atrophy. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Dead + way of life, fr. Life. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Necrobiosis

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1. Text-book of general and special pathology for students and practitioners by Henry Turner Brooks (1915)
"... (necrobiosis, atrophy with diminution of number, death of the cells with obliteration of the external form, fatty metamorphosis) the appearance of fat ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"To put the conclusion in its correct form, we need only to reverse it, saying : Most, and probably all, pathological necrobiosis and degenerations of cells ..."

3. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"Hence this transition from life to death is termed necrobiosis, a word that was ... Virchow (71) distinguishes between necrobiosis and necrosis by means of ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1891)
"By using a stronger solution, • i to 200, the necrobiosis seems to be ... As it seems, the carcinoma tends more to necrobiosis and perforation during this ..."

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