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From French gangrène, from Latin gangraena, from Ancient Greek γάγγραινα (gaggraina, “gangrene”), from γραίνειν (grainein, “gnaw”).
Medieval Latin cancrēna from Latin gangraena, gangrēna from Greek gangraina
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
He died of gangrene of the leg in his seventieth year.
Without such skin treatments, serious skin infections can lead to gangrene.
He had gangrene in his left leg and the doctors considered that amputation was necessary to save his life.
The blood suffers first; its pigment is dissolved out and soaks into the surroundings, imparting to them the pink hue so diagnostic of commencing gangrene.
Smokers who ignore the warning of early symptoms and continue to smoke are more likely to develop gangrene of a leg.
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