Origin of abscessClassical Latin abscessus from abscedere, to go from from ab(s)-, from + cedere, to go: from the notion that humors go from the body into the swelling
This pimple is an example of an abscess.
An example of an abscess is a bad pimple or blackhead.
intransitive verbab·scessed, ab·scess·ing, ab·scess·es
Origin of abscessLatin abscessus separation, abscess from past participle of abscēdere to go away, slough, form an abscess ( possibly translation of Greek apostēma distance, abscess ) ( from aphistasthai to withdraw, slough, form an abscess ) ab- away ; see ab- 1. cēdere to go ; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present abscesses, present participle abscessing, simple past and past participle abscessed)
- (intransitive) To form a pus filled cavity typically from an infection.
- - Acute abscess in the kidney.
- Pus being found, the abscess should be freely opened and drained.
- It is inadvisable to explore for a suspected abscess with a hollow needle without first opening the abdomen, as septic fluid might thus be enabled to leak out, and infect the general peritoneal cavity.
- On his journey he was upset from his carriage, and the accident caused an internal abscess which was never cured.
- - Healing abscess showing a wall of young cellular and vascular granulation tissue, which separates the pus area (top of Fig.) from the muscle fibres seen at lower part of Fig.