necrobiosis n. [Gr. nekros, corpse; bios, life] A series of tissue changes occurring after the death of an individual cell.
necrocytosis n. [Gr. nekros, corpse; kytos, container] Death of a cell.
necrophagous a. [Gr. nekros, corpse; phagein, to eat] Feeding upon decaying flesh.
necrophoresis, necrophoric behavior (ARTHRO: Insecta) Carrying dead colony members away from the nest.
necrosis n. [Gr. nekros, corpse; izein, cause to be] The death of cells or tissues.
necrotize v.t. [Gr. nekros, corpse] To kill cells and tissues in a living organism.
nectar n. [Gr. nektar, drink of the gods] A sweet substance secreted by flowers and certain leaves; the food of many insects.
nectobenthic a. [Gr. nektes, swimmer; benthos, depths of the sea] Organisms swimming freely on or near the bottom of the sea.
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