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Gangrene that is characterized by shriveling of the tissues in the absence of bacterial infection, usually caused by obstruction of arterial blood supply to the affected area.
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|Noun||1.||dry gangrene - (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color|
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
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