Part of speech: noun

A collection of pus in a tissue of the body; a tumor; boil.

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Usage examples "abscess":

  1. A million of flies was then settled on the abscess, which was a running sore. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. Abscess formation most commonly occurs beneath the triceps, and the abscess points at one or other edge of that muscle. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  3. You know I had an abscess in the ear and it hurt very much. - "Love Eternal", H. Rider Haggard.