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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: gangraena, from Greek gangraina

gangrene

noun
     
gan‧grene [uncountable]
MI a condition in which your flesh decays in part of your body, because blood has stopped flowing there as a result of illness or injury
gangrenous adjective
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