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perforating abscess

perforating abscess in Medicine

perforating abscess n.
An abscess that penetrates tissue barriers and enters adjacent areas.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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  • If the foetus putrefies it causes fatal septicaemia in the mother, or a perforating abscess, unless it is successfully removed.

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