noun (abscess, es)
- (pathology) A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflame, inflamed tissue.
verb (abscess, es)
- Dutch: abces , etterbuil
- French: abcès
- German: Abszess
- Italian: ascesso
- Spanish: absceso , flemón (gums)
Translations: 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
- (intransitive) To form such a collection of pus.
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