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Meaning of ABSCESS

Pronunciation:  'abses

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
 

ABSCESS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: abscessed tooth, head, purulence, purulency, symptom

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab"scess\, n.; pl. {Abscesses}. [L. abscessus a going
away, gathering of humors, abscess, fr. abscessus, p. p. of
absedere to go away; ab, abs + cedere to go off, retire. See
{Cede}.] (Med.)
A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ
of the body, the result of a morbid process.

{Cold abscess}, an abscess of slow formation, unattended with
   the pain and heat characteristic of ordinary abscesses,
   and lasting for years without exhibiting any tendency
   towards healing; a chronic abscess.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A localized collection of pus in a cavity (pocket) caused by the disintegration or displacement of tissue due to bacterial infection.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A localized accumulation of pus due to infection.
 
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