Pathology. a contagious, often fatal gangrene, especially involving amputation stumps and war wounds, occurring usually in crowded, ill-kept hospitals, and caused by putrefactive bacteria.
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What does “yare” mean?
Origin of hospital gangrene
First recorded in 1805–15
Words nearby hospital gangrene
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