hospital gangrene

noun

Medical Definition of hospital gangrene

: gangrene prevalent in crowded hospitals before the development of modern sanitation

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“Hospital gangrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hospital%20gangrene. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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