- death of tissue owing to arterial obstruction without subsequent bacterial decomposition and putrefaction.
Origin of dry gangrene
First recorded in 1930–35
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- Gangrene that develops as a result of arterial obstruction and is characterized by mummification of the dead tissue and absence of bacterial decomposition.mummification
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