Gangrene - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Gangrene

[ 1,,G1044, gangraina ]
an eating sore," spreading corruption and producing mortification, is used, in 2 Timothy 2:17, of errorists in the church, who, pretending to give true spiritual food, produce spiritual gangrene (AV, "canker," RV, "gangrene").

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words