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gangrene

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡæŋ.ɡriːn/ us    /ɡæŋˈɡriːn/
the decay of a part of a person's body because the blood has stopped flowing there: They had to amputate his leg because gangrene had set in.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
gangrenous
adjective uk   /-ɡrɪ.nəs/ us  
Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of gangrene from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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