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Noun: gas gangrene  gas gang-green
  1. (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
    - clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis

Derived forms: gas gangrenes

Type of: gangrene, slough, sphacelus

Encyclopedia: Gas gangrene