impostume

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noun im·pos·tume \im-ˈpäs-ˌchüm\
variants: or

imposthume

play \im-ˈpäs-ˌthüm, -ˌthyüm\

Definition of impostume

archaic

  1. :  abscess

Origin and Etymology of impostume

Middle English emposteme, ultimately from Greek apostēma, from aphistanai to remove, from apo- + histanai to cause to stand — more at stand


First Known Use: 14th century

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