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Meaning of GANGRENE

Pronunciation:  'ganggreen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  2. [n]  necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
  3. [v]  undergo necrosis; of tissue

GANGRENE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: mortification, mortify, necrose, necrosis, slough, sphacelate, sphacelus, sphacelus
 See Also: death, dry gangrene, mummification, myonecrosis, pathology, rot, waste



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The death of body tissue. It is most often caused by a loss of blood flow, especially in the legs and feet.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing someone affected with gangrene in your dream, foretells of grief, loss and possible death of someone near.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A condition in which injured or diseased body tissue dies due to a lack of blood flow, then becomes infected by bacteria and begins to decay. Gangrenous tissue often turns black because bacteria make iron sulfide from the iron in decaying hemoglobin.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: break up, canker, caries, carrion, corrupt, corruption, crumble, crumble into dust, dandruff, decay, decompose, decomposition, disintegrate, dry gangrene, dry rot, excrement, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fester, filth, foul matter, foulness, furfur, gas gangrene, go bad, go to pieces, mess, mildew, moist gangrene, mold, molder, mortification, mortify, muck, mucus, necrose, necrosis, necrotic tissue, noma, obscenity, ordure, pus, putrefaction, putrefy, putresce, putrescence, putrid matter, putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankle, rankness, rot, rottenness, scurf, scuz, slime, slough, smut, snot, sordes, sphacelate, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoil, spoilage, suppurate, tooth decay