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Another word for gangrene

      1. The invasion of bodily tissue by pathogenic microorganisms that proliferate, resulting in tissue injury that can progress to disease:
      2. The entry or placement, as by injection, of a microorganism or infectious agent into a cell or tissue.
      3. An instance of being infected:
      1. To break down into component parts; rot.
      2. To disintegrate in a process of radioactive decay or particle decay.
      3. To decrease gradually in magnitude. Used of voltage or current.
      1. Death of cells through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of a tissue or organ.