Origin of gangrene
OTHER WORDS FROM gangrenegan·gre·nous [gang-gruh-nuhs], /ˈgæŋ grə nəs/, adjectivenon·gan·gre·nous, adjectiveun·gan·grened, adjectiveun·gan·gre·nous, adjective
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How to use gangrene in a sentence
Ganesh Manudhane, a Mumbai cardiologist, told Bloomberg in June that he has seen increasing cases of microthrombi, which are clots in small blood vessels, so severe that gangrene develops, which can be life-threatening.
I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Alabama, an arrested 19-year-old shoplifter got gangrene and died naked on the floor of a “medical observation cell.”Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mixner almost died in February, after his lower intestine got twisted, leaving him with gangrene in his heart and lungs.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ideology of bigotry can be found all over Europe, in fact, and its ugliness is spreading like gangrene, especially in France.
Gangrene is not curable by current medical intervention once past a certain point in its progression, except by amputation.
It, or a similar bacillus, is sometimes found in the sputum of gangrene of the lung.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He thought about things like lock-jaw and gangrene and his hand trembled as he tied his pocket-handkerchief around the wound.Time Enough at Last|Lyn Venable
Only the new antibiotics he had taken along, had kept the gangrene from killing him.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
His first treatise—on gangrene and sphacelus—quickly made him known, and went through eleven editions.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
It was as likely as not a charge of buck-shot low down in the body, leaving the rest to hemorrhage or gangrene.The Isle of Unrest|Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for gangrene
Derived forms of gangrenegangrenous (ˈɡæŋɡrɪnəs), adjective
Word Origin for gangrene
Medical definitions for gangrene
Other words from gangrenegan′gre•nous (găng′grə-nəs) adj.
Scientific definitions for gangrene
Cultural definitions for gangrene
The death and decay of body tissue owing to insufficient supply of blood.