Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sphacelus

2 senses of sphacelus

Sense 1
gangrene, sphacelus, slough -- (necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass)
       => pathology -- (any deviation from a healthy or normal condition)

Sense 2
necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus -- (the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply))
       => death -- (the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death")

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