Definition of abscess in English:

abscess

Syllabification: ab·scess
Pronunciation: /ˈabˌses
 
/

noun

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin abscessus 'a going away', from the verb abscedere, from ab- 'away from' + cedere 'go', referring to the elimination of infected matter via the pus.

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