What is another word for abscess?

Pronunciation: [ˈabsɛs] (IPA)

An abscess is a localized collection of pus caused by an infection that is surrounded by inflamed tissue. It is a painful and uncomfortable condition that requires prompt medical attention. Synonyms for abscess include boil, cyst, sore, pimple, ulcer, and blister. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe the same medical condition. An abscess can occur anywhere on the body, including the skin, gums, and internal organs. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including bacterial infections, poor dental hygiene, and foreign objects lodged in the body. If left untreated, an abscess can lead to serious complications such as sepsis and tissue damage.

Synonyms for Abscess:

What are the hypernyms for Abscess?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Abscess?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for abscess (as nouns)

What are the meronyms for Abscess?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Abscess

He's had fog all summer-and a sub-tonsillar abscess, too.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North"
Fullerton Waldo
The children speak of having seen one as if it were a crocodile; and an abscess in the arm has been ascribed to having picked up an "evvet in a bundle of grass."
"John Keble's Parishes"
Charlotte M Yonge
And yet this man, who had an abscess in his leg after riding for weeks in his saddle and who had fought every day and nearly every night for a fortnight, was distressed because he had to retire from his squadron for awhile until his leg healed.
"The Soul of the War"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Abscess

  • The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
    Rona Barrett
  • A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully.
    Meriwether Lewis
  • Nothing in our daily life will last if neglected; houses, stuffs, friendships, pleasures. Roofs fall in, love comes to an end. A tile needs re-fastening, a joint must be repaired, a misunderstanding cleared up. Otherwise bitterness is created; feelings deep down in the soul become centers of infection, and one day, during a quarrel, the abscess breaks, and each is horrified by the picture of himself or herself discovered in the other's mind.
    André Maurois

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