abscess

  • 1 Abscess — Ab scess, n.; pl. {Abscesses}. [L. abscessus a going away, gathering of humors, abscess, fr. abscessus, p. p. of absedere to go away; ab, abs + cedere to go off, retire. See {Cede}.] (Med.) A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Abscess — (englisch Abscess Abszess ) ist der Name: einer Elektronik Formation aus Deutschland; siehe Abscess (Deutschland) einer US amerikanischen Death Metal Combo; siehe Abscess (USA) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur …

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  • 3 abscess — abscess, boil, furuncle, carbuncle, pimple, pustule all denote a localized swollen area of infection containing pus. Abscess is the most general term, applying to a collection of pus surrounded by inflammation whether in the skin or in the… …

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  • 4 abscess — (n.) 1610s, from L. abscessus an abscess (Celsus), lit. a going away, from stem of abscedere withdraw, from ab away (see AB (Cf. ab )) + cedere to go (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). The notion is that humors go from the body through the pus in t …

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  • 5 abscess — [ab′ses΄] n. [L abscessus < abscedere, to go from < ab(s) , from + cedere, to go: from the notion that humors go from the body into the swelling] a swollen, inflamed area in body tissues, in which pus gathers vi. to form an abscess… …

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  • 6 abscess — [n] swelling boil, carbuncle, pustule, ulcer; concepts 306,309 …

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  • 7 abscess — ► NOUN ▪ a swollen area within body tissue, containing pus. ORIGIN Latin abscessus, from abscedere go away …

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  • 8 Abscess — This article is about the medical condition. For the death metal band, see Abscess (band). Abscess Classification and external resources Abscess ICD 10 L02 …

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  • 9 abscess — abscessed, adj. /ab ses/, n. Pathol. a localized collection of pus in the tissues of the body, often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria. [1535 45; < L abscessus a going away, abscess, equiv. to absced , var …

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  • 10 Abscess — A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body. The following are some examples of abscesses: {{}}A skin abscess is better known as a common boil; A peritonsillar abscess is a persistent collection of pus behind the tonsils; and A perianal… …

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  • 11 abscess — noun VERB + ABSCESS ▪ have ▪ develop, get ▪ I developed an abscess on my neck. ▪ cause ▪ drain …

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  • 12 abscess — • bulnad, svullnad, bula, böld, svulst, abscess • bulnad, böld, fistel, pustel, svulst, varhärd, varsamling • bula, svullnad, böld, abscess, knöl, upphöjning, buckla, bulle • bula, bulnad, svullnad, knöl, blåsa, abscess, svulst …

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  • 13 abscess — n. a localized collection of pus and necrotic tissue anywhere in the body, surrounded and walled off by damaged and inflamed tissues. A boil is an example of an abscess within the skin. The usual cause is local bacterial infection, often by… …

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  • 14 abscess — UK [ˈæbses] / US [ˈæbˌses] noun [countable] Word forms abscess : singular abscess plural abscesses a painful swollen area on your skin or inside your body that is infected and filled with pus (= unpleasant yellow liquid) …

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  • 15 abscess — ab•scess [[t]ˈæb sɛs[/t]] n. pat a localized accumulation of pus in a body tissue • Etymology: 1535–45; < L abscessus a going away, abscess =absced , var. s. of abscēdere to go away, separate off, form an abscess (abs abs +cēdere; see cede) +… …

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  • 16 abscess — ab|scess [ˈæbses] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: abscessus act of going away, abscess , from abscedere, from abs away + cedere to go ] a painful swollen part of your skin or inside your body that has become infected and is full of a… …

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  • 17 abscess — [16] Abscess comes, via French abcès, from Latin abscessus, a noun derived from abscēdere ‘go away’. The constituent parts of this compound verb are abs ‘away’ and cēdere ‘go’, which has given English cede and a whole range of other words, such… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 abscess — [[t]æ̱bses[/t]] abscesses N COUNT An abscess is a painful swelling containing pus …

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  • 19 abscess — noun the abscess is what s causing the pain Syn: ulcer, ulceration, cyst, boil, blister, sore, pustule, carbuncle, pimple, wen, whitlow, canker; inflammation, infection, eruption …

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  • 20 abscess — An enclosed collection of pus in tissues, organs, or confined spaces in the body. An abscess is a sign of infection and is usually swollen and inflamed …

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