A localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.
To form an abscess.
, 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-
; see ab-1
, to go
; see ked-
in Indo-European roots
|Adj.||1.||abscessed - infected and filled with pus; "an abscessed tooth"|infected
- containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"