mother abscess

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English moder(mother), from Old English mōdor(mother), 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]

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