from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.
- intransitive v. To form an abscess.
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- v. To form a pus filled cavity typically from an infection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a collection of pus in the tissues of any part of the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
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.
DESCRIPTION: The term abscess is a general one used for a localized inflammation and accumulation of yellow, white, or green pus.
An abscess is a collection of infected fluid (pus).
Along with those possibilities, I would allow “brain abscess” as not implausible.
However, brain abscess as a complication of stroke has never been reported.
Now let it be said that nothing that results in a pelvic abscess is going to heal quickly.
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."
Now with CT, surgeries are more targeted, and actually if an appendeceal abscess is seen, often delayed so the abscess has time to "cool down".
Related Story Officials Say Chávez Call Shows 'Strength' 06/28/2011 Many in Venezuela have begun to question why Mr. Chávez would need nearly three weeks of hospitalization away from the South American nation for treatment on an abscess, which is a build-up of pus from an infection and in itself not a very serious condition.
Many in Venezuela say an abscess, which is a build-up of pus from an infection, in itself isn't very serious and question why the president would need nearly three weeks of hospitalization.