death of tissue owing to arterial obstruction without subsequent bacterial decomposition and putrefaction.
dry gangrene n.
Gangrene that develops as a result of arterial obstruction and is characterized by mummification of the dead tissue and absence of bacterial decomposition. Also called mummification.
- Dry garden
noun a type of garden with plants requiring little water as well as rocks and other ornamental objects Examples Plant cacti, the classic dry garden plants. Word Origin 1959
[drahy-gas] /ˈdraɪˌgæs/ Chemistry, Trademark. 1. a brand of gasoline-line antifreeze consisting of methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, or a mixture of these.
plural noun 1. textile fabrics and related merchandise, as distinguished from groceries, hardware, etc.
[drahy-guhlch] /ˈdraɪˌgʌltʃ/ verb (used with object), Informal. 1. to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling: The riders were dry-gulched by bandits. 2. to betray by a sudden change of attitude or allegiance: The party dry-gulched its chief candidate at the convention. verb [origin uncertain; perhaps fr the practice of killing the animals […]