mother abscess

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmʌ.ðɚ ˈæbˌsɛs/, /ˈmʌ.ðɚ ˈæbˌsɪs/

Noun[edit]

mother abscess (plural mother abscesses)

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

References[edit]

  • 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, edition 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 10: