Sphacelation Sphac`e*la"tion, n. (Med.) The process of becoming or making gangrenous; mortification. [1913 Webster]

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  • sphacelation — 1. The process of becoming gangrenous or necrotic. 2. Gangrene or necrosis. [G. sphakelos, gangrene] …   Medical dictionary

  • sphacelation — sphac·e·la·tion || ‚sfæsɪ leɪʃn n. process of becoming gangrenous, mortification of tissues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sphacelation — n. (Med.) Mortification …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sphacelation — sphac·e·la·tion …   English syllables

  • sphacelation — noun see sphacelate …   Useful english dictionary

  • sphacelate — [sfas′ə lāt΄] vt., vi. sphacelated, sphacelating 〚< ModL sphacelatus, pp. of sphacelare, to mortify < sphacelus, gangrene < Gr sphakelos〛 to make or become gangrenous; mortify sphacelation n. * * * …   Universalium

  • caries — Synonyms and related words: carrion, decay, decomposition, dry gangrene, dry rot, foulness, gangrene, gas gangrene, moist gangrene, mortification, necrosis, necrotic tissue, noma, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, rancidity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carrion — Synonyms and related words: ashes, bilge, bilgewater, body, bones, cadaver, carcass, caries, clay, corpse, corpus delicti, corruption, crowbait, dandruff, dead body, dead man, dead person, decay, decedent, decomposition, dishwater, ditchwater,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • decay — Synonyms and related words: ablate, ablation, atomization, atomize, atrophy, biodegradability, biodegradation, break down, break up, breakup, canker, caries, carrion, catalysis, catalyst, collapse, come apart, consume, contaminate, corrode,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • decomposition — Synonyms and related words: ablation, atomization, biodegradability, biodegradation, breakup, caries, carrion, corrosion, corruption, crumbling, decay, degradability, degradation, dilapidation, disintegration, disjunction, disorganization,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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