pyogenic membrane

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py·o·gen·ic mem·brane

a layer of pus cells lining an abscess cavity that have not yet autolyzed.

pyogenic membrane

An obsolete term that formerly dignified the inner lining of an organising abscess, histologically characterised by granulation tissue, fibrinous and necrotic debris and polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

pyogenic membrane

The granular lining of an abscess or fistula.
See also: membrane
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