perforating abscess

[ pûrfə-rā′tĭng ]

n.

An abscess that penetrates tissue barriers and enters adjacent areas.

Nearby words

  1. perforated,
  2. perforated layer of sclera,
  3. perforated substance,
  4. perforated tape,
  5. perforated ulcer,
  6. perforating artery,
  7. perforating fiber,
  8. perforating vein,
  9. perforating wound,
  10. perforation


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