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Noun: gangrene  'gang,green
  1. Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
    - sphacelus, slough
     
  2. The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
    - necrosis, mortification, sphacelus
Verb: gangrene  'gang,green
  1. Undergo necrosis
    "the tissue around the wound gangrened";
    - necrose, mortify, sphacelate

Derived forms: gangrenes, gangrened, gangrening

Type of: death, pathology, rot, waste

Encyclopedia: Gangrene