gangrene

Definitions

Agriculture

  • a condition in which tissues die and decay, as a result of bacterial action, because the animal has lost blood supply to the affected part of the body through injury
  • noun serious rot affecting potato tubers. Caused by fungi, it spreads in storage.

Medical

  • noun a condition in which tissues die and decay, as a result of bacterial action, because the blood supply has been lost through injury or disease of the artery
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