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Related / Similar Words: gangrene, sphacelus, shed, molt, exuviate, moult

 

Definition:
  • any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake);
  • a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou);
  • a hollow filled with mud;
  • necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass;
  • cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "out dog sheds every Spring";

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    Hyponyms: dry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis, mummification, gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis, desquamate, peel off

     

    Derivational Morphology: shed, molt, exuviate, moult, necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate, shedding, sloughing, molter, moulter, molting, moulting, ecdysis

     

     
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