Definitions for gangreneˈgæŋ grin, gæŋˈgrin

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. gangrene, sphacelus, slough(noun)

    necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

  2. necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus(verb)

    the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

  3. necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate(verb)

    undergo necrosis

    "the tissue around the wound necrosed"

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  1. gangrene(Noun)

    The necrosis or rotting of flesh, usually caused by lack of blood supply.

    If gangrene sets in, we may have to amputate the foot.

  2. gangrene(Noun)

    A damaging or corrupting influence.

  3. gangrene(Verb)

    To produce gangrene in.

  4. gangrene(Verb)

    To be affected with gangrene.

  5. Origin: From gangraena, from γάγγραινα, from γραίνειν.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Gangrene(noun)

    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

  2. Gangrene

    to produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene

  3. Origin: [F. gangrne, L. gangraena, fr. Gr. , fr. to gnaw, eat; cf. Skr. gras, gar, to devour, and E. voracious, also canker, n., in sense 3.]

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  1. Gangrene

    Gangrene is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that arises when a considerable mass of body tissue dies. This may occur after an injury or infection, or in people suffering from any chronic health problem affecting blood circulation. The primary cause of gangrene is reduced blood supply to the affected tissues, which results in cell death. Diabetes and long-term smoking increase the risk of suffering from gangrene. There are different types of gangrene with different symptoms, such as dry gangrene, wet gangrene, gas gangrene, internal gangrene and necrotizing fasciitis. Treatment options include debridement of the affected body parts, antibiotics, vascular surgery, maggot therapy or hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Gangrene

    Death and putrefaction of tissue usually due to a loss of blood supply.

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