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Related to pyogenic membrane: Mattery, fluctuant
a layer of pus cells lining an abscess cavity that have not yet autolyzed.
Synonym(s): prophylactic membrane
pyogenic membraneAn obsolete term that formerly dignified the inner lining of an organising abscess, histologically characterised by granulation tissue, fibrinous and necrotic debris and polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
The granular lining of an abscess or fistula.
See also: membrane