gangrene


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gangrene \Gan"grene\, n. [F. gangr[`e]ne, L. gangraena, fr. Gr.
   ?, fr. ? to gnaw, eat; cf. Skr. gras, gar, to devour, and E.
   voracious, also canker, n., in sense 3.] (Med.)
   A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft
   tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete
   loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the
   soft parts in any stage.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gangrene \Gan"grene\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Gangrened; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Gangrening.] [Cf. F. gangr['e]ner.]
   To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
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