issue pea


: a small globular object (as a dried garden pea or a wooden bead) formerly placed in an abscess or ulcer so as to induce or increase a suppurative discharge

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“Issue pea.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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