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abscess meaning

[ 'æbsis ] Pronunciation:   "abscess" in a sentence
  • Noun: abscess  abses
    1. Symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue

    Derived forms: abscesses

    Type of: symptom

    Encyclopedia: Abscess


  • [Medicine]
    Accumulation of purulent material in tissues,organs,or circumscribed spaces,usually associated with signs of infection. n pl ab·scess·es : a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue — ab·scessed adj

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  1. pancreatic abscess obviously requires drainage.
  2. i think i have an abscess on my gums.
  3. it's an emergency, madam, a very bad abscess.
  4. i think i have an abscess on my gums . this could be serious.
  5. most people with lung abscess will be found to have periodontal disease.

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