secondary gangrene


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secondary gangrene

Etymology: L, secundus, second; Gk, gaggraina
a form of gangrene in which putrefaction follows the primary tissue necrosis, generating malodorous, toxic products.

secondary gangrene

An obsolete term dignifying gangrene that arises in a focus of inflammation.

secondary gangrene

Gangrene developing after local inflammation.
See also: gangrene