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|Noun||1.||emphysematous phlegmon - (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, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases