Origin of abscess
Related formsab·scessed, adjectiveun·ab·scessed, adjective
Can be confusedabscess obsess
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.
British Dictionary definitions for abscess
Derived Formsabscessed, adjective
Word Origin for abscess
Medicine definitions for abscess
Science definitions for abscess
Culture definitions for abscess
An inflamed area (see inflammation) in the body tissues that is filled with pus.