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Abscess definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AB'SCESS, n. [L. abscessus, from ab and cedo, to go from.]
An imposthume. A collection of morbid matter, or pus in the cellular or adipose membrane; matter generated by the suppuration of an inflammatory tumor.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural abscesses) Etymology: Latin abscessus, literally, act of going away, from abscedere to go away, from abs-, ab- + cedere to go Date: 1615 a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue abscessed adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a swollen area accumulating pus within a body tissue. Derivatives: abscessed adj. Etymology: L abscessus a going away (as AB-, cedere cess- go)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 organ of the body, the result of a morbid process. Cold abscess, an abscess of slow formation, unattended with the pain and heat characteristic of ordinary abscesses, and lasting for years without exhibiting any tendency towards healing; a chronic abscess.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(abscesses) An abscess is a painful swelling containing pus. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Sore, ulcer, fester, imposthume, pustule, gathering, boil.

Moby Thesaurus

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