Complete Definition of "abscess"

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Etymology
Latin abscessus, a going away, gathering of humors, abscess; past participle of absedere (ab, abs + cedere) to go away , to go off, to retire. See cede

Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. pathology A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflame|inflamed tissue.

Translations
trans-top|cavity filled with pus
Dutch: abces n, etterbuil m
Finnish: paise, märkäpesäke, absessi
French: abcès m
German: Abszess m
Greek: απόστημα n
Hungarian: tályog
Icelandic: kýli n
Interlingua: abscesso
Italian: ascesso m
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Japanese: 膿瘍 (nōyō); はれもの (haremono)
Korean: 농양 (nongyang)
Maltese: pustuletta
Mandarin Chinese: 膿腫, 脓肿 (nóng zhǒng)
Polish: ropień m
Russian: гнойничок (gnojničók) m
Spanish: absceso m, flemón m (gums)
Turkish: apse
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Derived terms
cold abscess

Verb
en-verb|abscess|es

  1. intransitive To form such a collection of pus.

Translations
trans-top|to form an abscess
Finnish: märkiä
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See also
boil
carbuncle
pustule
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