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abscess

[ab-ses]
noun Pathology.
a localized collection of pus in the tissues of the body, often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin abscessus a going away, abscess, equivalent to absced-, variant stem of abscēdere to go away, separate off, form an abscess (abs- abs- + cēdere; see cede) + -tus suffix of v. action, with -dt- > -ss-

abscessed, adjective
unabscessed, adjective

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abscess (ˈæbsɛs, -sɪs)
 
n
1.  a localized collection of pus formed as the product of inflammation and usually caused by bacteria
 
vb
2.  (intr) to form such a collection of pus
 
[C16: from Latin abscessus a going away, a throwing off of bad humours, hence an abscess, from abscēdere to go away]
 
'abscessed
 
adj

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abscess
1540s, from L. abscessus "an abscess" (Celsus), lit. "a going away," from stem of abscedere "withdraw," from ab- "away" + cedere "to go" (see cede). The notion is that humors "go from" the body through the pus in the swelling.
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abscess ab·scess (āb'sěs')
n.

  1. A collection of pus formed by tissue destruction in an inflamed area of a localized infection.

  2. A cavity that is formed by liquefactive necrosis within solid tissue.

v. ab·scessed, ab·scess·ing, ab·scess·es
To form an abscess.
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abscess   (āb'sěs')  Pronunciation Key 
A localized collection of pus surrounded by infected tissue.
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abscess [(ab-ses)]

An inflamed area (see inflammation) in the body tissues that is filled with pus.

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