aposteme

noun
ap·​o·​steme
plural -s

Definition of aposteme

obsolete
: a swelling filled with purulent matter : abscess

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History and Etymology for aposteme

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin apostema, from Greek apostēma abscess, distance, from aphistanai to remove

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“Aposteme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aposteme. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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