imposthume (ɪmˈpɒsθuːm)

/ (ɪmˈpɒstjuːm) /


an archaic word for abscess


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Word Origin for impostume

C15: from Old French empostume, from Late Latin apostēma, from Greek, literally: separation (of pus), from aphistanai to remove, from histanai to stand
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