dry gangrene


noun

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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dry gangrene in Medicine

dry gangrene

n.

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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