Mother-abscess definition

(pathology) A primary abscess responsible for secondary abscesses.
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Noun

Singular:
mother-abscess
Plural:
mother abscesses

Origin of mother-abscess

  • From Middle English moder (“mother”), from Old English mōdor, from Latin mater + from Latin abscessus (“a going away; gathering of humors, abscess”), from abscēdō (“go away, depart”), from abs (“away from”) + cēdō (“go”).

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