- abs. re.,
- absaroka range,
- abscisic acid,
Origin of abscess
Examples from the Web for abscess
When he finally goes to see a dentist, he learns that he has an abscess: the tooth is rotten, threatening to overtake his jaw.
It had festered like an abscess and the abscess had burst, splashing every one.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant
Abscess of the kidney is induced by the presence of injecting material gaining admission.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
In all cases the extraction of the carious tooth is necessary before the abscess will cease discharging and the sinus heal.
Abscess in the spleen occasionally occurs, usually in association with infective endocarditis or with general pyaemia.
When the abscess is of a dangerous nature, lose no time in consulting a medical practitioner.
Word Origin for abscess
1610s, from Latin abscessus "an abscess" (Celsus), literally "a going away," from stem of abscedere "withdraw," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). The notion is that humors "go from" the body through the pus in the swelling.
An inflamed area (see inflammation) in the body tissues that is filled with pus.