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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 bacteria of the genus Clostridium that enter the body through wounds and proliferate in necrotic tissue
March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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