A process that results in, or a condition that is characterized by, the abnormal or pathologic death of cells. [necro- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

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nec·ro·cy·to·sis (nek″ro-si-toґsis) [necro- + cyt- + -osis] death and decay of cells.

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  • necrocytosis — n. [Gr. nekros, corpse; kytos, container] Death of a cell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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