flesh-eating disease

noun

Definition of flesh-eating disease

: necrotizing fasciitis Many people carry streptococcus without ever getting sick, so medical experts are baffled as to why some people develop the flesh-eating disease while others do not.— Rosa Maria Santana Known as necrotizing fasciitis, flesh-eating disease is a rare infection that spreads quickly throughout the body just under the skin.— Arti Patel

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1994, in the meaning defined above

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“Flesh-eating disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flesh-eating%20disease. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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