dry gangrene

noun
death of tissue owing to arterial obstruction without subsequent bacterial decomposition and putrefaction.

Origin:
1930–35

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dry gangrene
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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. Also called mummification.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Debridement is contraindicated in the presence of dry gangrene or a stable, dry ischemic wound until vascular status is evaluated.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature