Part of speech:
Death of cells through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of a tissue or organ.
An infectious disease:
A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
Shame, humiliation, etc.; loss of self-respect
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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