gangrene vs necrose what difference

what is difference between gangrene and necrose

English

Etymology

From French gangrène, from Latin gangraena, from Ancient Greek γάγγραινα (gángraina, gangrene), from γράω (gráō, I gnaw).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡaŋˌɡɹiːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡæŋˌɡɹin/
  • Hyphenation: gan‧grene

Noun

gangrene (countable and uncountable, plural gangrenes)

  1. The necrosis or rotting of flesh, usually caused by lack of blood supply.
    If gangrene sets in, we may have to amputate the foot.
  2. (figuratively) A damaging or corrupting influence.
    • 1960, Cora Vreede-de Stuers, The Indonesian woman: struggles and achievements
      Women should earn equal wages with men for equal work done. Child marriages and polygamy are a gangrene on society.

Derived terms

  • gas gangrene

Translations

Verb

gangrene (third-person singular simple present gangrenes, present participle gangrening, simple past and past participle gangrened)

  1. (transitive) To produce gangrene in.
  2. (intransitive) To be affected with gangrene.
  3. (transitive) To corrupt; To cause to become degenerate.

Anagrams

  • gangreen

Dutch

Noun

gangrene n (uncountable)

  1. (Belgium) Alternative form of gangreen.

Italian

Noun

gangrene f

  1. plural of gangrena

Anagrams

  • gnagnere

Spanish

Verb

gangrene

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of gangrenar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of gangrenar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of gangrenar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of gangrenar.


English

Verb

necrose (third-person singular simple present necroses, present participle necrosing, simple past and past participle necrosed)

  1. (intransitive, pathology) To become necrotic.

Anagrams

  • Cerones, Creones, encores, necroes, scornee

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • nekrose

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin necrōsis, from Ancient Greek νέκρωσις (nékrōsis).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌneːˈkroː.zə/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧cro‧se
  • Rhymes: -oːzə

Noun

necrose f (plural necroses, diminutive necrosetje n)

  1. necrosis, localized death of cells or living tissue

Synonyms

  • afsterven n, afsterving

Derived terms

  • necrotisch

Interlingua

Noun

necrose (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of necrosis

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔzi

Noun

necrose f (plural necroses)

  1. (pathology) necrosis (localised death of cells or tissue)

Related terms

  • necrosar
  • necrótico

Verb

necrose

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of necrosar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of necrosar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of necrosar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of necrosar

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