gangrenous 1610s, from GANGRENE (Cf. gangrene) + -OUS (Cf. -ous).

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  • Gangrenous — Gan gre*nous, a. [Cf. F. gangr[ e]neux.] Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gangrenous — Relating to or affected with gangrene. * * * gan·gre·nous gaŋ grə nəs adj affected by, characterized by, or resembling gangrene <a gangrenous foot> <gangrenous septicemia> …   Medical dictionary

  • gangrenous — [[t]gæ̱ŋgrɪnəs[/t]] ADJ Gangrenous is used to describe a part of a person s body that has been affected by gangrene. ...patients with gangrenous limbs …   English dictionary

  • gangrenous — adjective Indicative of or afflicted with gangrene. The medic worried that Private Johnsons wounded leg was looking more gangrenous. Syn: infected, necrotic, putrefactive, rotting, septic …   Wiktionary

  • gangrenous — gangrene ► NOUN Medicine ▪ localized death and decomposition of body tissue, resulting from either obstructed circulation or bacterial infection. ► VERB ▪ become affected with gangrene. DERIVATIVES gangrenous adjective. ORIGIN Greek gangraina …   English terms dictionary

  • gangrenous — adjective see gangrene I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gangrenous — See gangrene. * * * …   Universalium

  • gangrenous — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. mortified, necrose. See disease …   English dictionary for students

  • gangrenous — gan|gre|nous [ gæŋgrənəs ] adjective decaying because an injury or illness caused blood to stop flowing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gangrenous — gan·gre·nous || gæŋgrɪnÉ™s adj. of or pertaining to gangrene, of or pertaining to death of bodily tissue; afflicted with gangrene, affected with tissue death …   English contemporary dictionary

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