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NOUN (2)

1. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass;
[syn: gangrene, sphacelus, slough]

2. the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply);
[syn: necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sphacelus \Sphac"e*lus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ????.] (Med.) Gangrenous part; gangrene; slough. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sphacelus n 1: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass [syn: gangrene, sphacelus, slough] 2: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) [syn: necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus]