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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.
gangrenous
adjective uk   /-ɡrɪ.nəs/ us  
Translations of “gangrene”
in Spanish gangrena…
in French gangrène…
in German der Brand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞疽…
in Russian гангрена…
in Turkish kangren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏疽…
in Polish gangrena…
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