verb (used with or without object), gan·grened, gan·gren·ing.
Origin of gangrene
Examples from the Web for gangrenous
In gangrenous or foul ulcers; to correct the fetor of the discharge, and to hasten the sloughing.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
A gangrenous opening effected itself in the dorsal surface, which relieved him somewhat.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present|Peter Charles Remondino
They create a cold feeling of bodily decay—only it is the spirit that is dead and gangrenous.Out To Win|Coningsby Dawson
I speak to Carre in veiled words of the troublesome, gangrenous leg.The New Book Of Martyrs|Georges Duhamel
The gangrenous spot over the left ilium is separating from the surrounding tissues.Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society|Joseph Bradford Cox
British Dictionary definitions for gangrenous
Word Origin for gangrene
Word Origin and History for gangrenous (1 of 2)
1540s, from Latin gangraena, from Greek gangraina "an eating or gnawing sore," literally "that which eats away," reduplicated form of gran- "to gnaw," from PIE root *gras- (see gastric).
Medicine definitions for gangrenous
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Culture definitions for gangrenous
The death and decay of body tissue owing to insufficient supply of blood.