\ˈabsɛs], \ˈabsɛs], \ˈa_b_s_ɛ_s]\
Definitions of ABSCESS
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
Accumulation of purulent material in tissues, organs, or circumscribed spaces, usually associated with signs of infection.
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
A collection of pus in a cavity, the result of a morbid process. See Pyogenia, and Suppuration. The French have various distinctive terms for Abscesses. Abces Chaud, Aigu, Soudain, is one which follows violent inflammation. Abces Froid, Chronique, Scrofuleux, cold, chronic, or scrofulous abscess, one which is the result of chronic or scrofulous inflammation. Abces par Congestion, A. diathesique, a symptomatic abscess; one which occurs in a part at a distance from the inflammation by which it is occasioned: e. g. a lumbar abscess; in which the inflammation may be in the lumbar vertebrae, whilst the pus exhibits itself at the groin.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Properly a circumscribed collection of pus in a cavity formed as the result of suppuration and disintegration of tissue) not an infiltration with pus or a collection in a natural cavity, though often applied to these conditions). The varieties are: acute. alveolar. amebic. bartholinian. biliary. Brodie's. bursal. canalicular. caseous, or cheesy. cerebral. chronic. circumscribed. cold. consecutive. constitutional. critical. dental. diffuse. embolic. encysted. fecal. follicular. gangrenous. glandular. hemorrhagic. hypostatic. idiopathic. iliac. indolent. infecting mitral. interlamellar a. of the membrane tympani. ischiorectal. lacrimal. lacunar. lumbar. lymphadenitic. lymphangitic. mammary. marginal. mastoid. metastatic. microscopical. military. milk. multiple. mural. necrotic. ossifluent. otic cerebral. otitic cerebral. parametric. parametritic. perinephric. perinephritic. peripleuritic. peritoneal. peritonsilar. perityphlitic. phlegmonous. post-fascial. post-mammary. postpharyngeal. prelacrimal. preperitoneal. progressive ulcerative a. of the cornea. psoas. puerperal. pyemic. quiet bone. residual. retroesophageal. retroperitoneal. retropharyngeal. secondary. septic. shirtstud. spermatic. spinal. stercoraceous or stercoral. stitch. subaponeurotic. subareolar. subcutaneous. subdiaphragmatic. subfascial. submammary. subpectoral. subperitoneal. subphrenic. sudoriparous. supramammary. thecal. tropical. tuberculous. tympanitic. urethral. urinary. wandering. [Lat.]
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