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gas gangrene

gas gangrene

noun

Definition of GAS GANGRENE

:  progressive gangrene marked by impregnation of the dead and dying tissue with gas and caused by one or more toxin-producing clostridia

First Known Use of GAS GANGRENE

1914

gas gangrene

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAS GANGRENE

:  progressive gangrene marked by impregnation of the dead and dying tissue with gas and caused by one or more toxin-producing bacteria of the genus Clostridium that enter the body through wounds and proliferate in necrotic tissue

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