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 for sphacelus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From 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]

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