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GANGRENE (from Gr. y&yypawa, an eatin...

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 452 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GANGRENE (from Gr. y&yypawa, an eating sore, from ypaivewv, to gnaw), a synonym in medicine for mortification (q.v.), or a local death in the animal body due to interruption of the circulation by various causes.
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