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Related to embolic gangrene: diabetic gangrene
gangrene resulting from obstruction of an artery by an embolus.
Etymology: Gk, embolos + gaggraina
the death and decay of body tissues caused by an embolus blocking the blood supply to that part.
embolic gangreneA permutation of ischaemic gangrene caused by thromboembolism.
em·bol·ic gan·grene(em-bolik ganggrēn)
Gangrene resulting from obstruction of an artery by an embolus.