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abscess

noun ab·scess \ˈab-ˌses\

medical : a painful area of inflamed tissue that is filled with pus

plural ab·scess·es \ˈab-ˌse-səz, -ˌsēz; -sə-səz\

Full Definition of ABSCESS

:  a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
ab·scessed \-ˌsest\ adjective

Origin of ABSCESS

Latin abscessus, literally, act of going away, from abscedere to go away, from abs-, ab- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 1615

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abscess

noun ab·scess \ˈab-ˌses\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ab·scess·es \ˈab-səs-ˌēz, -ˌses-, -əz\

Medical Definition of ABSCESS

:  a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
ab·scessed \-ˌsest\ adjective

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