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 (găng′grēn′, găng-grēn′)
Death and decay of body tissue, often in a limb or digit, caused by insufficient blood supply to the affected area as a result of injury, infection, or disease, and commonly classified as wet (when bacterial infection is involved) or dry (when infection is not a significant factor).
tr. & intr.v. gan·grened, gan·gren·ing, gan·grenes
To affect or become affected with gangrene.

[Medieval Latin cancrēna, from Latin gangraena, gangrēna, from Greek gangraina.]

gan′gre·nous (găng′grə-nəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gangrenous - suffering from tissue death
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
مُغَنْغَر، مُصاب بالغَنْغَرينَه
der er gået koldbrand i
sem drep er í


[ˈgæŋgrɪnəs] ADJgangrenoso


[ˈgæŋgrɪnəs] adjgangreneux/eusegangsta rap gangster rap [ˌgæŋstəˈræp] ngangsta(-)rap m


adjbrandig, gangränös (spec)


[ˈgæŋgrɪnəs] adjin cancrena


(ˈgӕŋgriːn) noun
the decay of a part of the body of a living person, animal etc, because the blood supply to that part of the body has stopped.
ˈgangrenous (-grə-) adjective


a. gangrenoso, rel. a la gangrena.
References in classic literature ?
Then it reached them through the Press that they habitually flogged to death good revenue-paying cultivators who neglected to stop earths; but that the few, the very few who did not die under hippohide whips soaked in copperas, walked about on their gangrenous ankle-bones, and were known in derision as the Mudir's Cranes.
bcofe: Scott is a man with a gangrenous leg who find himself homeless in #Birmingham.
Although immunosuppressive viruses often have been associated with susceptibility to gangrenous dermatitis (cellulitis), we hypothesize that production stressors alone also can undermine resistance to opportunistic pathogens by increasing bacterial translocation from the intestine and disrupting the skin's antimicrobial barrier, resulting in subcutaneous lesions referred to as cellulitis and recently named turkey clostridial dermatitis (CD).
Used litter was obtained from two different broiler farms with (GD litter) or without (used litter) a history of gangrenous dermatitis (GD), where at least 10 broiler flocks had already been grown.
Specialists at KIMS Oman Hospital performed a lifeA[degrees]saving surgery recently on a 50 year old chronic diabetic patient involving the amputation of his gangrenous limb, a press release said.
Deputy chairman Marinos Sizopoulos said being without a leader was a wound that had to be treated, lest it became gangrenous.
But to get officials to let him fly back to the UK, they had to hide his gangrenous foot.
A doctor puts his arm back together, but the joint becomes gangrenous and has to be amputated.
FORGOTTEN BY MEDICINE: During the Civil War, Confederate physician Forney Zacharias applied maggots to soldiers' wounds to remove gangrenous tissue, saving many lives in the process.
Surgeons removed 6ft of gangrenous bowel but she died three weeks later on October 5, 2007.
I have decided to raise the money for Facing Africa, which helps combat Noma, a gangrenous infection affecting the face of young children.
The rusty wire caused her leg to be gangrenous, making amputation the only option.