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dry gangrene

death of tissue owing to arterial obstruction without subsequent bacterial decomposition and putrefaction.
Origin of dry gangrene
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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. Also called mummification.

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