Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fragment of dead bone separated from healthy bone as a result of injury or disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fragment of bone or other dead tissue that has separated during necrosis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A portion of dead bone which becomes separated from the sound portion, as in necrosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A necrosed section of bone (or cartilage) which separates itself from the surrounding living bone (or cartilage).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin, deposit, from neuter of sequester, depositary, trustee; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.

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