metastatic abscess

n.

A secondary abscess formed at a distance from the primary abscess, as a result of the transport of pyogenic bacteria through the lymph or blood.

Nearby words

  1. metastable,
  2. metastasio,
  3. metastasis,
  4. metastasise,
  5. metastasize,
  6. metastatic calcification,
  7. metatag,
  8. metatarsal,
  9. metatarsal arch,
  10. metatarsal artery


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