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Definition of Abscess

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localized collection of pus accompanied by inflammation (Pathology)
Abscess Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.
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\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.

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 peritonsillar abscess 
 cold abscess 
 worm abscess 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
othras, m.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Llynoryn = n. an abscess
WordNet 2.0

1. symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
(hypernym) symptom
(hyponym) abscessed tooth
(part-meronym) head
Abscess Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you have an abscess which seems to have reached a chronic stage, you will be overwhelmed with misfortune of your own; at the same time your deepest sympathies will be enlisted for the sorrows of others.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Abscess Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. Signs and symptoms of abscesses include redness, pain, warmth, and swelling. The swelling may feel fluid filled when pressed. The area of redness often extends beyond the swelling. Carbuncles and boils are types of abscess that often involve hair follicles with carbuncles being larger.

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Abscess Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Abscess Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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. 
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Muscle Pain
a circumscribed collection of pus appearing in acute or chronic localized infection and associated with tissue destruction and, frequently, with swelling.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Abscess is a local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body.
abscess in the socket around the root of a tooth
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Localized pocket of pus
Aids Glossary
an isolated accumulation of pus associated with a localized infection. Abscesses may result in tissue destruction, pain and swelling; severe abscesses may require surgical drainage.