GANGRENE. See DISEASE, DISEASES.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(gaggraina, pronounced gan-graina; thecanker):
The name was used by the old Greek physicians for an eating ulcer which corrodes the soft parts and, according to Galen, often ends in mortification. Paul compares the corrupting influence of profane babbling or levity, in connection with subjects which ought to be treated with reverence to this disease (