From Latin abscessus (“a going away; gathering of humors, abscess”), from abscēdō (“go away, depart”), from abs (“away from”) + cēdō (“go”). See cede.
abscess (plural abscesses)
- (pathology) A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
abscess (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.
- ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abscess”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 8.
From Latin abscessus (“departed, withdrawn, retreated”), perfect passive participle of abscēdō (“I go away, depart”), from both ab- (“away from, off, from”), from Latin ab (“from, away from, on, in”), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (“off, away”) + and from cēdō (“I go”), from Proto-Italic *kezdō, from either *ḱyesdʰ- (“to drive away; to go away”), or from *ḱye, from *ḱe (deictic particle) and *sed- (“to sit”).
abscess m (definite singular abscessen, indefinite plural abscesser, definite plural abscessene)
- (pathology) an abscess (a cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue.)
- 1845, Henrik Wergeland, Samlede Skrifter III,1, page 193:
- en fæl absces
- a nasty abscess
- 2010, Lars Saabye Christensen, Bernhard Hvals forsnakkelser:
- jeg saumfarte foten hans enda en gang og nå fant jeg en abscess ved hælen, hard som en kastanje
- I scoured his foot once more and now I found an abscess at the heel, hard as a chestnut
- 2010, Nina Lykke, Full spredning, page 13:
- jeg har tømt absesser som har sprutet ned … tak og vegger
- I have emptied abscesses that have splashed down… ceilings and walls
- hjerneabscess (“brain abscess”)
- “abscess” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “abscess” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
- “abscess” in Store norske leksikon
|Declension of abscess|
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