Definition of 'abscess'


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1. A localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.

2. 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.

3. (Med.) A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.

4. symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue

5. In medicine, a collection of pus in the tissues of any part of the body.

6. intransitive To form a pus filled cavity typically from an infection.

7. To form an abscess.


1. The guilt about going to bed with Scott Irving grew inside her like an abscess, getting bigger and more painful with every day.

2. I'd a visit to make further on, a dressing to do for an old fellow with a nasty abscess, and I saw Mrs Baird start up Bell Lane.

3. What's a horse going to tell you about a bruised bone beneath the hoof or an abscess ?

4. An abscess may form between the vertebræ and the wall of the pharynx -- _retro-pharyngeal abscess_ -- the pus accumulating between the diseased bones and the prevertebral layer of the cervical fascia.

5. DESCRIPTION: The term abscess is a general one used for a localized inflammation and accumulation of yellow, white, or green pus.

6. Along with those possibilities, I would allow “brain abscess” as not implausible.

7. However, brain abscess as a complication of stroke has never been reported.

8. An abscess is a collection of infected fluid (pus).

9. A doctor consulted by the committee says he never saw such a reaction from a B-12 shot and that an abscess is "more compatible with Winstrol injection."

10. Now let it be said that nothing that results in a pelvic abscess is going to heal quickly.

11. ‘Surgery may be necessary to drain abscesses, debride infected tissue, or stabilize the spine and relieve spinal cord compression.’

12. ‘However, subcutaneous injections can cause abscesses and granulomas.’

13. ‘Cerebral abscesses are typically circumscribed lesions with surrounding vasogenic edema.’

14. ‘We also recorded the presence and severity of scabies, abscesses, and fungal lesions.’

15. ‘It was felt the likely cause of the abscess was an open lesion from the patient's severe eczema.’

16. ‘At least 75% of cerebral abscesses are associated with infections elsewhere in the body.’

17. ‘Around 40% of brain abscesses are caused by infections spread from areas nearby in the body, in the nose, throat and ear areas.’

18. ‘A history of fever, chills or urinary tract infection suggests an infected cyst or an abscess.’

19. ‘In order to treat a tooth with an abscess your dentist will drain the abscess to release the pressure and relieve pain.’

20. ‘A more complicated operation is needed to drain an abscess from inside the body.’

21. ‘Unlike staphylococci, which tend to cause localised infections such as abscesses, streptococci are essentially organisms that spread.’

22. ‘Symptoms often depend on whereabouts in the body the abscess occurs.’

23. ‘If untreated, jaundice can lead to infection and abscesses in the liver, which can be fatal.’

24. ‘abscesses can be differentiated from brain tumours because abscesses tend to have smoother edges.’

25. ‘The neurologist who examined her found and drained an epidural abscess from the lumbar region.’

26. ‘Brain abscesses are a medical emergency because they can raise the pressure on the brain to a point that may be fatal.’

27. ‘Your GP will normally prescribe oral antibiotics to fight the infection before an abscess has a chance to develop.’

28. ‘Three cases involved a septic knee joint, and two patients developed subcutaneous abscesses.’

29. ‘Most brain abscesses occur when infection spreads to the brain from elsewhere in the body, mostly from nearby areas such as the ears.’

30. ‘Most epidural abscesses are located posteriorly in the thoracic or lumbar spine.’

31. often surgery is needed to treat abscess

Other users have misspelling abscess as:

1. abscisic 11.46%

2. Other 88.54%

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