• Definition for "gas gangrene"
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gas gangrene definition

  • noun:
    • Gangrene happening in a wound infected with micro-organisms of this genus Clostridium, particularly C. perfringens, and characterized by the current presence of fuel within the affected structure.
    • (pathology) a deadly as a type of gangrene often caused by clostridium micro-organisms that create toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
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