gangrene NOUN Medicine localized death and decomposition of body tissue, resulting from either obstructed circulation or bacterial infection.
VERB become affected with gangrene.
DERIVATIVES gangrenous adjective.
ORIGIN Greek gangraina.

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  • Gangrenous — Gan gre*nous, a. [Cf. F. gangr[ e]neux.] Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gangrenous — 1610s, from GANGRENE (Cf. gangrene) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gangrenous — Relating to or affected with gangrene. * * * gan·gre·nous gaŋ grə nəs adj affected by, characterized by, or resembling gangrene <a gangrenous foot> <gangrenous septicemia> …   Medical dictionary

  • gangrenous — [[t]gæ̱ŋgrɪnəs[/t]] ADJ Gangrenous is used to describe a part of a person s body that has been affected by gangrene. ...patients with gangrenous limbs …   English dictionary

  • gangrenous — adjective Indicative of or afflicted with gangrene. The medic worried that Private Johnsons wounded leg was looking more gangrenous. Syn: infected, necrotic, putrefactive, rotting, septic …   Wiktionary

  • gangrenous stomatitis — n CANCRUM ORIS * * * noma (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • gangrenous pharyngitis — pharyngitis characterized by gangrenous patches …   Medical dictionary

  • gangrenous — adjective see gangrene I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gangrenous — See gangrene. * * * …   Universalium

  • gangrenous — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. mortified, necrose. See disease …   English dictionary for students

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