|1.||death and decay of tissue as the result of interrupted blood supply, disease, or injury|
|2.||moral decay or corruption|
|3.||to become or cause to become affected with gangrene|
|[C16: from Latin gangraena, from Greek gangraina an eating sore; related to Greek gran to gnaw]|
gangrene gan·grene (gāng'grēn', gāng-grēn')
Death and decay of body tissue, often in a limb, caused by insufficient blood supply and usually following injury or disease.
|gangrene (gāng'grēn') Pronunciation Key
Death of tissue in a living body, especially in a limb, caused by a bacterial infection resulting from a blockage of the blood supply to the affected tissue.
The death and decay of body tissue owing to insufficient supply of blood.