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abscess

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈæb.ses/
a painful swollen area on or in the body that contains pus (= thick, yellow liquid): She had an abscess on her gum.
Translations of “abscess”
in Arabic خُرّاج…
in Korean 종양…
in Malaysian bengkak…
in French abcès…
in Turkish vücudun yaralı bir yerinde su toplanması, apse…
in Italian ascesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膿腫…
in Russian нарыв…
in Polish ropień, wrzód…
in Vietnamese áp xe…
in Spanish absceso…
in Portuguese abcesso…
in Thai ฝี…
in German der Abszeß…
in Catalan abscés…
in Japanese 膿瘍(のうよう), 腫れ物…
in Indonesian bengkak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脓肿…
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