impostume

impostume

(ɪmˈpɒstjuːm) or

imposthume

n
(Pathology) an archaic word for abscess
[C15: from Old French empostume, from Late Latin apostēma, from Greek, literally: separation (of pus), from aphistanai to remove, from histanai to stand]
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Thomas Paynell (citado en el OED) se expresa asi a este respecto: "A canker is a melancolye impostume, eatynge parties of the bodye" (10).
27) He does so because Shakespeare's source, Plutarch, in his "Life of Caius Marcius Coriolanus," had written that this warrior "spitteth out anger from the most weake and passioned parte of the harte, much like the matter of an impostume.