Gangrene

Definition of Gangrene

Gan´grene
n.1.(Med.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.
v. t. & i.1.To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
[imp. & p. p. Gangrened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gangrening.]

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