impostume

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impostume or imposthume (ɪmˈpɒstjuːm, ɪmˈpɒsθuːm)
 
n
an archaic word for abscess
 
[C15: from Old French empostume, from Late Latin apostēma, from Greek, literally: separation (of pus), from aphistanai to remove, from histanai to stand]
 
imposthume or imposthume
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French empostume, from Late Latin apostēma, from Greek, literally: separation (of pus), from aphistanai to remove, from histanai to stand]

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