cold abscess

noun

Medical Definition of cold abscess

: a chronic abscess of slow formation and with little evidence of inflammation

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“Cold abscess.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cold%20abscess. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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