Definitions for gangrenous-grə nəs

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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. gangrenous, mortified(adj)

    suffering from tissue death


  1. gangrenous(Adjective)

    Indicative of or afflicted with gangrene.

    The medic worried that Private Johnson's wounded leg was looking more gangrenous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gangrenous(adj)

    affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene

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