GAN'GRENE, n. [L. gangroena.] A mortification of living flesh, or of some part of a living animal body. It is particularly applied to the first state of mortification, before the life of the part is completely extinct. When the part is completely dead, it is called sphacelus.

GAN'GRENE, v.t. To mortify, or to begin mortification in.

GAN'GRENE, v.i. To become mortified.