Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Jan 12

Bermudaonion asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. Feel free to join in the fun!

Here is a new word that I learned while reading The Missionary by William Carmichael and David Lambert:

Necrotize:  To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.

So that description didn't help much as I had to look up necrosis:   the death of one or more cells in the body, usually within a localized area, as from an interruption of the blood supply to that part.

Here is how necrotize was used on page 29:
"There's a particularly stubborn bacterial form of necrotizing pnemonia known as MRSA working its way through Caracas's children." 

This is turning out to be more of an action packed book than I ever suspected.  I will hopefully be posting my review soon! 


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

What a neat meme!

Anonymous said...


1. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) a room for storing foods or wines
2. (Social Science / Education) Brit (in some universities) a room in which food is supplied or sold to students

From the book High Spirits: A Tale of Ghostly Rapping & Romance (page 9) by Dianne K. Salerni.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you're reading a pretty tough book - that sentence is confusing. I figured necrotize had something to do with death, but I wasn't positive. Thanks for playing along!