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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abscess  \Ab"scess\,  n.;  pl  {Abscesses}.  [L.  abscessus  a  going 
  away  gathering  of  humors,  abscess,  fr  abscessus  p.  p.  of 
  absedere  to  go  away  ab  abs  +  cedere  to  go  off  retire.  See 
  {Cede}.]  (Med.) 
  A  collection  of  pus  or  purulent  matter  in  any  tissue  or  organ 
  of  the  body,  the  result  of  a  morbid  process. 
 
  {Cold  abscess},  an  abscess  of  slow  formation,  unattended  with 
  the  pain  and  heat  characteristic  of  ordinary  abscesses, 
  and  lasting  for  years  without  exhibiting  any  tendency 
  towards  healing;  a  chronic  abscess. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abscess 
  n  :  localized  collection  of  pus  surrounded  by  inflamed  tissue 




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