Definitions for gangreneˈgæŋ grin, gæŋˈgrin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gan•greneˈgæŋ grin, gæŋˈgrin(n.; v.)-grened, -gren•ing.

  1. (n.)death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulation, usu. followed by decomposition and putrefaction.

    Category: Pathology

  2. (v.i.)to affect or become affected with gangrene.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of gangrene:

1535–45; < MF gangrene < L gangraena < Gk gángraina an eating sore

gan′gre•nous-grə nəs(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Freebase

  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 Medicine

  1. Gangrene

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


Translations for gangrene

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gangrene(noun)

the decay of a part of the body of a living person, animal etc, because the blood supply to that part of the body has stopped.

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