adjective see abscess

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  • abscessed — (adj.) 1846, in medicine, from ABSCESS (Cf. abscess) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • abscessed — adjective Of or pertaining to an abscess. The sore was abscessed and filled with pus …   Wiktionary

  • abscessed — adjective infected and filled with pus an abscessed tooth • Similar to: ↑septic, ↑infected …   Useful english dictionary

  • abscessed — æbsed adj. having abscesses, characterized by inflammation and an accumulation of pus (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abscessed — ab·scessed …   English syllables

  • abscessed tooth — noun an abscess of a common kind in the tissue around a tooth • Hypernyms: ↑abscess …   Useful english dictionary

  • abscess — abscessed, adj. /ab ses/, n. Pathol. a localized collection of pus in the tissues of the body, often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria. [1535 45; < L abscessus a going away, abscess, equiv. to absced , var …   Universalium

  • tooth — n. 1) to cut, get teeth (babies are often fretful when they are cutting teeth) 2) to brush (esp. AE), clean one s teeth 3) to cap; drill; extract, pull, take out; fill a tooth 4) to pick one s teeth 5) to clench, gnash, grind, grit one s teeth 6) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abscess — noun (plural abscesses) Etymology: Latin abscessus, literally, act of going away, from abscedere to go away, from abs , ab + cedere to go Date: 1615 a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue • abscessed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dentistry — This article is about dental science. For the profession see Dentist. For tooth care see oral hygiene and dental surgery. Dentist Occupation Activity sectors Medicine …   Wikipedia

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