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Definition of the noun abscess

What does abscess mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abscesses

  1. symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
    • more specific term: abscessed tooth = an abscess of a common kind in the tissue around a tooth
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Specialised definition of the noun abscess

Glossary of healthcare

a collection of pus in the body that forms to combat infection-causing germs

Definition of the verb abscess

What does abscess mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abscessed | abscessing | abscesses

  1. [intransitive] To form such a collection of pus.


  1. Abscess was a hardcore punk-influenced death metal band from Oakland, California. The band was formed in June 1994 by Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles, both former members of Autopsy. Abscess disbanded in 2010.
  2. Abscess war eine Elektro-Formation, die 1993 von Jan Bicker und Sunny Schramm in Kiel gegründet wurde. Die Band vermischte zunächst Elektro mit Breakbeat-Anleihen. Mit dem zweiten Werk verlagerte sich der Schwerpunkt auf Ambient-, Film-Score- und Trip-Hop-Elemente.

There are other groups with in their name, like Leprosy Abscess.

Phrases with Abscess

  1. Cold abscess
  2. peritonsillar abscess

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abscess

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Google previewDental Hygiene (2014)

Theory and Practice by Margaret Walsh, Michele Leonardi Darby

A periodontal abscess is a localized accumulation of pus within the periodontal tissues.1 Periodontal abscesses are...

Agingival abscess is a periodontal abscess that is confined to the marginal gingiva and that often occurs in previously ...

Google previewOral and Maxillofacial Pain, An Issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, (2016)

by Steven J. Scrivani

Gingival abscess is a localized, purulent infection that involves only the soft tissue near the marginal gingiva or the interdental papilla. Periodontal abscess is a localized, purulent infection involving a greater dimension of tissue, extending ...

Google previewAdvanced Imaging of the Abdomen (2006)

by Jovitas Skucas

A liver abscess is a recognized complication of Crohn's disease. Steroids and other therapy tend to mask the presence of these abscesses. Occasionally such an abscess is the initial presentation of Crohn's disease. Diabetes mellitus is a ...

Google previewInflammatory Bowel Diseases (2012)

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Jerusalem September 7–9, 1981 by D. Rachmilewitz

A granulomatous crypt abscess is an epithelioid granuloma located in the lamina propria adjacent to the crypt base and...

crypt abscess is a crypt abscess containing mostly epithelioid cells and histiocytes mixed with inflammatory cells ( fig. 9).

Google previewReese and Betts' a Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases (2003)

by Robert F. Betts, Robert L. Penn, Stanley W. Chapman

LUNGABSCESS Lung abscess is a suppurative cavitary lesion in the lung parenchyma surrounded by inflammation and necrosis. Most lung abscesses are at least 2 cm in diameter when recognized, and may not contain an air-fluid level.

Google previewCurrent Therapy in Endodontics (2016)

by Priyanka Jain

Acute apical abscess Acute apical abscess is an inflammatory reaction to a pulpal infection, characterized by swelling of the tissues, spontaneous pain, and tenderness of the tooth to pressure and percussion. The patient also often presents ...

Google previewEssentials of Dental Assisting - E-Book (2014)

by Debbie S. Robinson, Doni L. Bird

Periradicular abscess is an inflammatory reaction to pulpal infection (Figure 25-5) .

Google previewPediatric Radiology (2013)

by Janet Reid, Edward Lee, Angelisa Paladin, Caroline Carrico, William Davros

Retropharyngeal abscess is a deep-space neck infec□ tion that occurs in young children as a complication of upper respiratory infection, with spread to and suppuration of retropharyngeal lymph nodes. Most commonly caused by ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

INFECTION Brain abscess is a rare cause of macrocephaly in the neonate. Risks factors include cyanotic...

Brain abscess is an infrequent complication of meningitis due to Citrobacter diversus or Proteus mirabilis. Diagnosis is made by CT or ...

Google previewDynamic Echocardiography (2010)

by Roberto Lang, Steven R. Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy K. KHANDHERIA

perivalvular abscess is an ominous development because it is associated with a poor prognosis.4 observations...

Google previewBlueprints Emergency Medicine (2006)

by Jessica Radin Peters, Daniel Egan (MD.)

Retropharyngeal abscess refers to an abscess of the neck lying in the soft tissues between the cervical vertebrae and...

Google previewThe Washington Manual Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Consult (2005)

by Richard Starlin

BRAIN ABSCESS A brain abscess is a suppurative fluid collection that initially begins as a cerebritis. Approximately 1500–2500 cases occur in the United States each year. Before the availability of antimicrobial medicines and sophisticated ...

Google previewAntimicrobial Therapy in Abdominal Surgery (1991)

Precepts and Practices by Haragopal Thadepalli, Askis K. Mandal

Chapter 3 PATHOGENESIS OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL SEPSIS Intra-abdominal abscess is the final outcome of a series of complex interactions between the microbes, the acid in the stomach, the alkaline bile, the pancreatic enzymes, and the ...

Google previewTextbook of Diagnostic Sonography (2017)

by Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert

A pyogenic abscess is a pus-forming abscess. There are many routes for bacteria to gain access to the liver. through the biliary tree, the portal vein, or the hepatic artery, through a direct extension from a contiguous infection; or, rarely, through ...

Google previewCarranza's Clinical Periodontology (2014)

Expert Consult: Online by Michael G. Newman, Henry Takei, Perry R. Klokkevold, Fermin A. Carranza

Abscess. A periodontal abscess is a localized purulent inflammation in the periodontal tissues (Figure 20-23).

Microscopically, an abscess is a localized accumulation of viable and nonviable PMNs within the periodontal pocket wall.

Google previewHigh Risk Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics (2010)

by Jeffrey Tabas, Teri Reynolds

RETROPHARYNGEAL ABSCESS Retropharyngeal abscess is an uncommon disease. In a pediatric study of 64 patients under 16 years of age, 75% of retropharyngeal abscesses were found in children less than 5 years of age and 16% of ...

Google previewAtlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery (2011)

by Michael S. Baggish, Mickey M. Karram

An enlarging tubo-ovarian abscess is a hazard for rupture because the ovary, in contrast to the oviduct, does not have the capacity to expand when pus collects within its substance. Hence, an enlarging tubo-ovarian mass is unpredictable and ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (2016)

The typical patient with an amebic liver abscess in the United States is an immigrant, usually a Hispanic male, 20–40 years old, who presents with fever, right upper quadrant pain, leukocytosis, abnormal serum transaminases and alkaline ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

An abscess may be described as ...

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

abscess Localized collection of pus in a cavity, formed by the breakdown of tissues, commonly by ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

ABRACHIUS ABSCESS Abracbius, ah-brak'e-us. One without arm or arms. Abrade, ab-rade'. To remove surface of skin ; to excoriate. A'braham balm. Vitex agnus castus, or chaste- tree. A. man, vagrant lunatic. "To sham Abraham or Abram ...

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Quotes about Abscess

A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully. (Meriwether Lewis)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1C3E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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