GRE Word List

GANGRENE

decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous

The meaning of the word gangrene is decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous.

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