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  Definition of slough
  1. any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
  2. a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
  3. a hollow filled with mud
  4. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
  5. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "out dog sheds every Spring"
Similar Words: gangrene, sphacelus, shed, molt, exuviate, moult

 

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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