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Definition of imposthume

imposthume
Aposteme Ap"os*teme, n. [L. apostema, Gr. ? the separation of corrupt matter into an ulcer, fr. ? to stand off: cf. F. apost[`e]me. See Apostasy.] (Med.) An abscess; a swelling filled with purulent matter. [Written corruptly imposthume.]
Imposthume
Imposthume Im*post"hume, v. t. & i. Same as Imposthumate.
Imposthume
Imposthume Im*post"hume, n. [A corruption of aposteme. See Aposteme.] A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess.

Meaning of imposthume from wikipedia

- family were flattering themselves with the hopes of his recovery, when an imposthume, which had formed itself in his lungs, suddenly burst, and discharged...
- gravidum cor, foetum caput [a heavy heart, hatchling in my head], a kind of imposthume in my head, which I was very desirous to be unladen of. Therefore, the...
- According to Reresby he had not been gelded and the cause of death was an "imposthume" (abscess) in the head (p. 149). In 1678, he spoke in favour of giving...
- arresting defluxions. They are curative also of inflammatory swellings and imposthumes of the parotid glands; and, applied topically, they are good for affections...
- and blood, when they touched his lungs they fell to pieces and had an imposthume in them which they think was the cause of his sudden death, his liver...
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