abscess

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abscessus (a going away; gathering of humors, abscess), from abscēdō (go away, depart), from abs (away from) + cēdō (go). See cede.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæbsɛs/, /ˈæbsɪs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abscess (plural abscesses)

  1. (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.][1]

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abscess (third-person singular simple present abscesses, present participle abscessing, simple past and past participle abscessed)

  1. (intransitive) To form a pus-filled cavity, typically from an infection.

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  1. ^ 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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb
En abscessabdomen. — En abscess on the abdomen.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abscessus (a going away; gathering of humors, abscess), from abscēdō (go away, depart), from abs (away from) + cēdō (go).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abˈsɛs/, /apˈsɛs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛs
  • Hyphenation: ab‧scess

Noun[edit]

abscess m (definite singular abscessen, indefinite plural abscesser, definite plural abscessene)

  1. (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

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abscess c

  1. (pathology) abscess

Declension[edit]

Declension of abscess 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abscess abscessen abscesser abscesserna
Genitive abscess abscessens abscessers abscessernas

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