• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abscession A separating; removal; also, an abscess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abscession Departure.
    • n abscession In medicine, an abscess.
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  • Rona Barrett
    Rona Barrett
    “The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. abscessio, a separation; fr. absedere,. See Abscess


In literature:

The skipper came ashore for healing of an angry abscess in the palm of his hand.
"Doctor Luke of the Labrador" by Norman Duncan
HAVE YOU CANCER, Tumors, Ulcers, Abscesses, Fever Sores, Goitre, Catarrh, Salt-Rheum, Rheumatism, Piles, Eczema, Scald Head, or Scrofula in any form?
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Antiseptic treatment of compound fractures and abscesses.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
In two or three days the soreness and heat gradually subside, but the abscess continues to grow.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Cases of breast abscess.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
That means an abscess at the root of the tusk that must have been dreadfully painful.
"The Adventures of Dick Maitland" by Harry Collingwood
Nurse Shaw had developed one of the sudden abscesses in the ear which troubled her from time to time.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Again in these portions of the bowel the development of local signs, and the later formation of an abscess, were by no means uncommon.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Prostatic abscess distorting and constricting the urethra.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
He had mistaken the throbbing of an abscess for the beating of the heart.
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy

In news:

Officials reported that the total case count in Michigan is 158, including 64 cases of meningitis and 86 cases of epidural abscesses , or infections at epidural injection sites.
We identified 3 patients with chronic, asymptomatic HIV who presented between 2001 and 2005 with spontaneous nasal septal abscesses in the absence of previous trauma, nasal surgery, sinusitis, infection, or immunodeficiency.
A MEDLINE search revealed no other cases of spontaneous isolated nasal septal abscesses .
Perfect Drift Has Minor Foot Abscess .
Minor Abscess Delays Perfect Drift Work, Still Classic Bound.
This leads to infection, which can cause abscess .
If Pauli's lump were caused by a developing abscess , I would expect some pain, though lack of apparent pain does not rule it out.
I am ruling out an abscess from a cat "attack" because Pauli does not appear in pain.
Pediatric neck abscesses caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus : A retrospective study of incidence and susceptibilities over time.
Communique will not run in the $2-million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr IT) at Santa Anita Oct 24 due to a foot abscess in her right front leg.
Glossal abscess as a complication of tongue-base suspension surgery.
Approximately 60 cases of tongue abscess have been reported in the English-language literature over the past 30 years.
86 Michigan epidural abscess cases linked to meningitis outbreak.
Complications of chronic suppurative otitis media: A left otogenic brain abscess and a right mastoid fistula .
Because his teeth are "spaced close together," Lentvorski wrote, a "lack of flossing " has resulted in "painful abscesses under my gums between my teeth, severe cavities, and loss of teeth.".