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abscess

A localized collection of pus in a cavity formed by the disintegration of tissues usually from infection.  It is a defensive reaction by the body’s immune system to prevent the spread of infectious or foreign materials (e.g. bacteria, parasites, splinters) to other parts of the body.

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Related Words
bacteria  ;  infection  ;  parasite  ;  pus