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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: abscessus 'act of going away, abscess', from abscedere, from abs- 'away' + cedere 'to go'

abscess

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ab‧scess [countable]
MI a painful swollen part of your skin or inside your body that has become infected and is full of a yellowish liquid

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