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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.
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Adj.1.gangrenous - suffering from tissue death
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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مُغَنْغَر، مُصاب بالغَنْغَرينَه
der er gået koldbrand i
sem drep er í


[ˈgæŋgrɪnəs] ADJgangrenoso
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[ˈgæŋgrɪnəs] adjgangreneux/eusegangsta rap gangster rap [ˌgæŋstəˈræp] ngangsta(-)rap m
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adjbrandig, gangränös (spec)
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[ˈgæŋgrɪnəs] adjin cancrena
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(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
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a. gangrenoso, rel. a la gangrena.
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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.
On examination, gangrenous changes were found on her left lower limb up to the mid-thigh region and on the right limb on her toes and posterior leg region.
George Fairlie, 74, went for days without food and water and had pressure sores that became gangrenous. He died weeks later and Sheriff David Pender slammed Alexandra Care Home in Paisley for failing to treat George properly.
Emergency surgery is needed to treat gangrenous SV, and primary anastomosis or stoma is used together with the resection of the gangrenous sigmoid colon.7,8
The patient was found to have ileosigmoid knotting, where the gangrenous ileum was tightly wrapped in a clockwise direction around the base of the equally gangrenous sigmoid colon (Fig.
However, the work was too strenuous for a boy his age and he developed a problem in his leg, which became gangrenous.
Khainga said wounds on Wanza's body had turned gangrenous after the first surgery.
"I was lying there in hospital looking at my black, gangrenous legs and fingers.
We want to report a case of gangrenous ischemic colitis mimicking colonic carcinoma, radiographically and endoscopically.
Gross pathology of the specimen demonstrated an enlarged gallbladder with diffusely hemorrhagic mucosa and areas of full thickness necrosis consistent with acute perforated gangrenous cholecystitis.
Gangrenous cystitis is associated with a very poor prognosis, characterized by excessive morbidity and a death rate that reaches the high percentage of 35% [1, 2].
Delay in surgery in these cases due to any reason- delayed presentation or mistaken judgement leads to dreaded complications like gangrenous changes and perforation.