abscess defined in 1939 yearabscess - Abscess (Lat. ab, from; cedere, to go away);
abscess - Collection of pus or matter bounded by tissue called the abscess wall. An acute or inflammatory abscess is due to septic infection by bacteria, and is usually treated by hot fomentations in the earlier stages and incision in the later. A chronic or cold abscess is nearly always a manifestation of tuberculosis (q.v.), and may indicate deep-seated disease. See Bacteriology; Inflammation; Penicillin.
near abscess in Knolik
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